FCT Police Command confirm kidnap of six persons from UNIABUJA staff quarters

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The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has confirmed the abduction of six staff members of the University of Abuja.

The suspected bandits had at about 1 am on Tuesday attacked the staff quarters located in Giri area of the Federal Capital Territory and kidnapped the victims.

Those abducted were identified as Professor Obansa and his son; Professor Oboscolo, his son and daughters, as well as Sambo Mohammed and Dr  Tobins.

In a statement, FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, said he had dispatched additional tactical and conventional policing resources to the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) main and satellite campuses.

He said he has also directed the operatives to man the staff quarters and other affiliate formations of the university, to fortify security, improve public safety and protect citizens in and around the university community.

The CP noted that a combined team of the police and personnel of the Nigerian Army 176 Guards Battalion were swiftly mobilised to the area to protect the citizens.

“Preliminary investigations however revealed that six (6) persons were allegedly abducted into the forest by the criminals on sighting the security operatives,” he said.

According to a resident, there were sporadic gunshots before the abductees were whisked away.

The resident added that the gunmen operated for over two hours without being stopped by the security operatives.




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