Some unidentified gunmen, on Thursday, attacked Tungar Maje village of Gwagwalada Local Government Area in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, kidnapping at least six persons.
According to reports, residents said the gunmen stormed their community in the early hours of the day, and after shooting sporadically, abducted about 12 persons.
However, the assailants released six out of the abducted persons they initially seized, before escaping with the others.
It was gathered that the gunmen engaged police officers and vigilante group in a gun battle.
Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the FCT police command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said efforts are being made to rescue the remaining kidnapped victims.
“The command wishes to inform the public that when it received a distress call on the kidnap of some persons on September 10, 2020, at about 0130hrs in Tungan Maje, a village bordering FCT and Niger state, a joint team of police operatives from the command Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Rapid Response Squad and Zuba Police Division responded swiftly.
“During a fierce gun confrontation with the heavily armed hoodlums, the police team successfully rescued five of the kidnapped victims.”Manzah said in a statement