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Gunmen attack Abuja community, abduct residents

Following the abduction of some residents of Abaji community in Abuja in the early hours of Thursday, July 9, the FCT Police command has disclosed that it has started an investigation into the matter.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt residents of Abaji community woke up to sporadic shootings in the area.

According to report, the gunmen abducted some residents from their homes and took them to an unknown destination.

Speaking on the incident through a press statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Anjuguri Manzah confirmed the incident.

DSP Manzah said an investigation has already commenced into the incident.

The statement reads thus;

“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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