NAF Officer Foils ‘One Chance’ Robbery, Rescues 2 Victims In Abuja

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A brave serving Nigerian Air Force (NAF) officer, Air Commodore John Ijudigal, has foiled a robbery/kidnapping attempt by a suspected ‘one-chance’ robbery syndicate in Abuja and rescued two victims.

A statement by the NAF director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, on Saturday, said the incident occurred on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Accra Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, leading to the arrest three suspects.
He said the incident took place at about 7.28pm on the fateful day as Air Commodore Ijudigal was commuting home in his official car after work when he suddenly came across the scene.

AVM Gabkwet said the Air Force officer said an Abuja-painted taxi (Mazda 323, with registration number BWR 232 XB) reversing on high speed, with terrified passengers inside the vehicle “screaming for help”.

He said in pursuit of the taxi was a black Toyota Land Cruiser, therefore Air Commodore Ijudigal instinctively joined in the pursuit by using his official vehicle to block the escape route of the suspected criminals.

“The driver of the ‘one-chance’ robbers, in a state of panic, then collided with Air Commodore Idjudigal’s official vehicle, resulting in significant damage to both cars. The impact caused the ‘one-chance’ vehicle to skid into a nearby garden,” he narrated

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