Gunmen attack community in Abuja, kidnap many residents

The FCT Police command says it has begun an investigation after some residents of Abaji community in Abuja were abducted in the early hours of of Thursday, July 9.

According to reports, residents of the community woke up to sporadic shootings in their area. The gunmen reportedly went about abducting some residents from their homes and took them to an unknown destination.

Confirming the incident, the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement released, said an investigation has already commenced into the incident.

“The FCT Police Command has launched an operation to rescue some persons who were kidnapped in the early hours of Thursday in Abaji. The Command wishes to assure FCT residents of its commitment to rescue the victims unhurt and arrest the suspects.

“Meanwhile, on Thursday 9th July, 2020 at about 1400hrs a detachment of police operatives from the Command Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad on another operation arrested two suspected kidnappers at Tungan Maje forest in Gwagwalada Area Council.

“The suspects, Abdullahi Mohammed ‘m’ 29 years and Adamu Musa ‘m’ 26 years, were arrested in possession of one fabricated revolver pistol with the capacity to discharge AK47 ammunition, one Dane gun, eight rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition and one Itel phone, which have been recovered as exhibits.

“The investigation is on-going.”

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