No fewer than nine persons were on Monday abducted by gunmen in military camouflage in Pegi community in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, The Nation learnt.
The incident happened on Monday around 9 pm.
The FCT police command said they were making concerted efforts to rescue the abducted persons.
A statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, made available to reporters on Tuesday read, “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 .
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“Though details of the incident is 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.”