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BREAKING: Two Killed As Police Foil Kidnap Attempt In Abuja Community

                                        Nigerian Police Force

Police operatives attached to the FCT command have reportedly killed two suspected kidnappers while trying to whisk away with their victims in a suburb in Abuja.

The incident occurred during the wee hours of Sunday at Naharati community in Abaji Area Council.

The kidnappers were killed during a gun duel that ensued with the police and members of the vigilante group guarding the neighbourhood, Daily Trust reported.

However, the report cited a source as saying that the gunmen invaded the community in large numbers around 1:00a.m. shortly after they gained entrance into a few houses.

It was gathered that the gunmen had abducted four persons including a 13-year-old boy before they were interjected by security operatives.

“They started shooting sporadically into the air to scare residents after they kidnapped four people,” the witness said.

FCT police command spokeswoman, Mariam Yusuf confirmed the incident to Peoples Gazette by phone on Sunday afternoon.

Ms. Yusuf disclosed that the remaining members of the kidnappers are at large as the command launched a manhunt to apprehend the fleeing suspects.
“The FCT Police Command in the wee hours of Sunday 14th March 2021 repelled a group of suspected Kidnappers at Naharati Village along Abaji axis.”

“However, two of them sustained serious injuries, were taken to the hospital for treatment unfortunately, were certified dead while receiving treatment.” the police said.

Residents living in communities in Abuja located at the outskirts of the capital city are living in fear due to kidnapping activities by bandits over the years.

The Gazette had reported some of the kidnapping activities that occurred in communities in Pegi, Kuje, Kwali axis of the city.

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