One dead, three kidnapped as gunmen attack Abuja

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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed one person and abducted three others at Dafara community, in Kuje Area Council, Abuja.

The victims include a Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officer and his two children.

The district head of the community, Makeri Joseph, told reporters that the incident happened Wednesday night.

It is the second within a week in Kuje Area Council.

Joseph said the gunmen, who were in army camouflage, came in large numbers and carried sophisticated weapons.

He said they killed a community vigilante and whisked away a NSCDC officer with his two children to unknown destination.

Confirming the incident, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, said it had commenced a joint counter operation against kidnapping in Kuje and its environs.

​In a statement issued by Anjuguri Manzahp, Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), FCT Police Command on Thursday said joint operation comprising other security agencies had been extended to other identified black spots within FCT.

He said the operation was aimed at rescuing hostages, arresting the suspects and permanently checkmating the emerging security concerns, especially around Kuje and Robuchi axis.

The incident is coming days after gunmen kidnapped four persons at Pegi community on Monday night in Kuje Area Council.




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