No fewer than two persons have been kidnapped as gunmen launched a fresh attack Mpape area in Abuja.
According to reports, the gunmen stormed the area in the early hours of Sunday, July 16, 2023, and whisked away two residents.
A resident of the area, who identified himself as Yakubu to our correspondent said the gunmen were about six.
He said, “At about 1 am today, gunmen numbering six came to our area shot sporadically while the operation lasted, and kidnapped two people. “
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident.
She added that the victims had been recused by the police and would be reunited with their loved ones.
Adah said efforts are ongoing to arrest the suspects.
She said, “There was a swift response from our men from Mpape and the command tactical team.
“They mounted pressure on the criminals which forced them to leave behind the victims. They would soon be reunited with their family members. We are also on the trail of the suspects.”