The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has saved 19 persons from kidnappers.
Operatives foiled an attempt to abduct them on Pei-leilei road along Kwali axis.
ASP Mariam Yusuf, Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
The spokesperson said the police responded to a distress call and engaged the heavily armed hoodlums in a fierce gun duel.
Yusuf noted that efforts are being made to rescue three captives.
The hoodlums escaped with them into the bordering forest.
The command assured the public of security of lives and property ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebration.
“In case of any emergency, call these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883”, the statement added.