Gunmen attack hotel, abduct seven in Abuja
Seven persons have been kidnapped by gunmen after they attacked Hilltop Hotel in the federal capital territory (FCT).
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the incident happened on Wednesday at about 10:30 pm.
The hotel is located in Tunga Maje, a town on the outskirts of the nation’s capital. The town is about 10 kilometres away from the usually populated Zuba area.
According to the report, the gunmen stormed the hotel when Prince Adejo, its owner, was having a meeting with some people
Adejo and six other people were whisked away amid gunshots.
A resident was quoted as saying that the kidnappers who were ten in number shot in the air to scare away those present in the area away.
Spokesperson of the FCT police command, Mariam Yusuf confirmed the incident and said that an operation has been launched to rescue those abducted.
“The command has launched a strategic operation to rescue the victims unhurt,” she said.
There has been a spike in the number of abductions in Tunga Maje and other remote towns in the FCT.