related Gunmen in military uniform abduct nine persons in Abuja

Gunmen in military uniform abduct nine persons in Abuja

Unknown gunmen have abducted nine persons in Pegi, a community in Kuje Area Council, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Punch reports.

The attackers were said to have ambushed their victims, including a 12-year-old boy around 8 p.m. on Monday, while returning home.

The gunmen, who were dressed in military camouflage reportedly shot and injured one person before taking away nine others.



The Chairman of Pegi Community Development Association,  Taiwo Aderibigbe, said the attackers also shot at two vehicles including the driver of a pick-up van who sustained injuries.

He added that the victim had been taken to a hospital and the incident reported to the police.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, FCT police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, said the police are making effort to rescue the kidnap victims.

“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 protect lives and property in the Federal Capital Territory.”





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