Gunmen Invade Abuja, Kidnap Nine Persons

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Unknown gunmen have kidnapped nine persons, including a 12-year-old boy, in Pegi, a community in Kuje area council, Abuja.


The assailants wearing military fatigues raided the community, on Monday night.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Anjuguri Manzah, FCT police spokesman, said the police are making effort to rescue the kidnap victims whose identities are not known as of the time of filing this report.

“The Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja wishes to inform the public that it is making concerted effort to rescue the persons kidnapped around Pegi Community on Monday 7th October 2019 at about 2100hrs,” Manza said.

“Though details of the incident are still sketchy, the Command is urging members of the public to be calm while the Police intensify effort to rescue and reunite victims with members of their families.

“Meanwhile, we call on the public to be security-conscious and provide information to the Police and other relevant security agencies on suspicious movements and activities within their communities.

“The Command reassures members of the public of its commitment to protecting lives and property in the Federal Capital Territory.”


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