BREAKING: Gunmen Kidnap 2 In Abuja, Shoot Police Officer


At least two persons were on Tuesday abducted in Tungan-Maje community of Gwagwalada Area Council in the federal capital territory, Abuja, Nigerian cable news online has gathered.

It was also gathered that a police officer was shot while trying to foil the abduction.

A resident of the area, Ibrahim Saidu, said the gunmen in their numbers went on rampage as they engaged both the police and some members of the vigilante in a shootout.

Saidu said the gunmen, who first attacked residents of Anguwar Samu in Tungan-Maje, whisked away two persons after an exchange of gunfire that lasted over an hour.

“The entire residents of Anguwar Samu were gripped with fear because of the gunshots but unfortunately, they succeeded in abducting two people,” he said.


According to him, after the police were overpowered, the kidnappers proceeded to New Poultry area of the council where they also abducted two residents.

He said the police officer and a vigilante member who sustained injuries in the incident have been taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.

The spokesperson of the FCT police command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, neither responded to calls nor replied text messages seeking her reaction to the latest kidnap incident in the nation’s capital.



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