Men of the Zuba Police Divisional Headquarters, Monday night, intercepted an unmarked Lexus jeep allegedly stolen by suspected car snatchers at Giri village near Gwagwalada.
A resident of the village, who preferred anonymity, said the incident happened at about 10:23pm when a gang of suspected car snatchers snatched the Lexus at gun point from the owner.
He said that the car snatchers flagged-down the driver near Gwako village.
“They forced the driver out of the jeep at gun point and then took off,” he said.
“He alerted the Zuba police who were on patrol that night. They chased the robbers and recovered the vehicle.”
He said that the eight suspected car snatchers, when they sighted the police, abandoned the jeep and fled into the bush.
Our reporter gathered that the owner of the jeep, a businessman, was travelling from Benin to Abuja, when the incident happened.
When contacted, the Zuba Divisional Police Officer (DPO) CSP Ayo Bami Surajudeen, confirmed the incident.
He said that the jeep, snatched at gun point by the car snatchers, was recovered by his men who were on patrol and handed over to the owner.