About six residents have been kidnapped by gunmen following a raid on Tungan-Maje community in Gwagwalada area council of Abuja.
Speaking to Daily Trust, a resident who identified himself as Yahaya said the incident happened around 11:46 pm on Monday, just a day to the Eid Kabir celebrations.
The kidnappers, in their large numbers, were said to have invaded some houses at Anguwar Dabiri and Anguwar Sarki, within the metropolis.
The witness further said the kidnappers divided themselves into three groups before attacking three houses in the area. The gunmen reportedly shot into the air as they marched the target residents into the bush.
“Some of the kidnappers positioned themselves at strategic positions, while others entered the house and whisked away the victims into the bush,” he said.
The district head of Tungan-Maje, Alhaji Hussaini Barde, also confirmed the abduction saying, “In fact, activities of kidnappers in Tungan-Maje has been causing a nightmare to my people. And I can tell you that since September last year till date, we have recorded 9 deadly attacks by kidnappers.”
Barde appealed to the security authorities to come to the aid of his subjects by deploying enough personnel that can checkmate the activities of the kidnappers.
Meanwhile, the FCT Police Command is yet to react to this latest kidnapping incident.
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