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Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Abuja

Unknown gunmen have abducted a yet-to-be identified Roman Catholic priest in the federal capital territory (FCT).

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the priest was kidnapped around Yangoji, a community around Kwali area council in the FCT on Sunday.

In a statement released on Monday, the FCT police command confirmed the incident and further stated that it has launched an operation for the rescue of the priest.

The spokesperson of the command, Miriam Yusuf urged FCT residents to be calm and report any “suspicious movements” they observe.

Yusuf said the police in the nation’s capital are committed to protecting the lives and property of the residents.

“The commissioner of Police FCT CP,Bala Ciroma, has launched a manhunt to trail and apprehend the suspects,” she said in a statement.

“While urging residents to be security conscious and promptly report all suspicious movements, the command wishes to reiterate its unflinching commitment to the protection of lives and property in the Federal Capital Territory.”

The high level of insecurity in the country has been a source of concern to the government and citizens.

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