ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – In a proactive move to address rising concerns over criminal activities, the Commissioner of Police for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), CP Benneth C. Igweh, spearheaded a significant operation dubbed “Operation Velvet” on the night of February 11, 2024.
The operation targeted a notorious black spot located in the Gidan Dambe area along the Dei-Dei-Zuba axis, resulting in the arrest of 307 suspects.
According to a statement released by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, the raid led to the confiscation of various illicit items.
Notably, one English Pistol accompanied by fifteen rounds of 9mm ammunition was seized from an individual identified as Ibrahim Tukur, who claimed affiliation with the Department of State Services (DSS).
Additionally, motorcycles, narcotics, and valuables suspected to have been stolen were among the recovered items.
The ongoing screening process aims to identify and process the detained individuals in accordance with the law.
CP Benneth Igweh emphasized that Operation Velvet, launched on February 10, 2024, involved the collective efforts of all tactical teams within the FCT Command.
Its primary objective is to combat vehicular criminality and other offenses prevalent in the territory.
In light of the operation, CP Benneth Igweh issued a stern warning against any form of extortion by police officers, emphasizing the importance of professionalism in carrying out their duties.
Ensuring the safety and security of residents remains the top priority for law enforcement authorities.
Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activities promptly through designated emergency contact lines, including 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, as well as the Police Control Room (PCR) at 09022222352.
This collaborative effort between the FCT Police and the public underscores the commitment to maintaining peace and order within the nation’s capital.