Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted six residents of Tungan-Maje community in Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
A resident, identified simply as Yahaya said the incident happened around 11:46pm on Monday.
The kidnappers, who were said to be in large numbers, invaded some houses at Anguwar Dabiri and Anguwar Sarki, within the metropolis.
He said the kidnappers divided themselves into three groups before attacking three houses in the area.
Some of the gunmen reportedly shot into the air while marching the victims into an unknown destination.
“Some of the kidnappers positioned themselves at strategic positions, while other entered the house and whisked away the victims into the bush,” he said.
Hussaini Barde, the district head of Tungan-Maje, confirmed that six persons were kidnapped.
“In fact, activities of kidnappers in Tungan-Maje has been causing a nightmare to my people. And I can tell you that since September last year till date, we have recorded 9 deadly attacks by kidnappers,” he said.
Barde appealed to security authorities to come to the aid of his subjects by deploying enough personnel that can checkmate activities of the kidnappers.
The FCT police command has not reacted to the abduction.