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Gunmen storm Abuja neighborhood, abduct residents

Nicholas Kalu, Abuja

An unidentified variety of individuals had been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Abaji within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja within the early hours of Thursday.

Kidnappings have been a frequent prevalence in Abaji space council positioned on the perimeter of Abuja, alongside the Lokoja Street axis.

Residents of the realm, who spoke with The Nation stated they woke as much as sporadic taking pictures.

There was a lot noise and pandemonium and confusion and by the point we knew it some individuals had been carried away. I can’t say for now the precise variety of individuals that had been kidnapped however we hope safety brokers would convey them again safely,” a resident of the neighborhood instructed our reporter.

In the meantime the FCT Command of the Nigeria Police stated it has launched an operation to rescue the kidnapped individuals.

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A press release by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, on Thursday night learn, “The FCT Police Command has launched an operation to rescue some individuals who had been kidnapped within the early hours of Thursday in Abaji.

“The Command needs to guarantee FCT residents of its dedication to rescue the victims unharmed and arrest the suspects.

“In the meantime, on Thursday ninth July, 2020 at about 1400hrs a detachment of police operatives from the Command Particular Anti-Kidnapping Squad on one other operation arrested two suspected kidnappers at Tungan Maje forest in Gwagwalada Space Council.

“The suspects, Abdullahi Mohammed ‘m’ 29 years and Adamu Musa ‘m’ 26 years, had been arrested in possession of 1 fabricated revolver pistol with the capability to discharge AK47 ammunition, one Dane gun, eight rounds of seven.62mm dwell ammunitions and one Itel cellphone, which have been recovered as displays.

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“The investigation is on-going.”

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In the meantime, the Rule of Legislation and Anti-corruption (ROLAC) programme has counseled the FCT Command for submitting month-to-month studies on arrests and cooperating with magistrates.

Additionally an announcement by Manzah stated this was when ROLAC was on oversight go to to police formations, in compliance with sections 33 and 34 of the Administration of Prison Justice Act 2015.

“Talking on Wednesday on the handing over ceremony of the second Interview and Assertion Taking Room donated to the Command by ROLAC, the Justice Part Supervisor for ROLAC, Dr. Badejogbin Oluwatoyin applauded the Nigeria Police Drive, FCT Command for its partnership and availing the organisation with the chance to implement its programmes.

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“The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Bala Ciroma, who was represented on the occasion by the Deputy Commissioner of Police Division of Investigation, DCP Abdul Yari-Lafia lauded ROLAC for partnering with Command in offering the Interview and Assertion Taking facility which he famous might be helpful within the interrogation of suspects and recording of their confessional statements.

“He assured the organisation that the assertion taking facility sited on the premises of the Command Particular Anti-Theft Squad and Wuse Police Division might be put to optimum use.

“The power was commissioned by the consultant of the Chief Choose of FCT, Chief Justice of the Peace Akanni Idayat. Additionally in attendance was the Secretary of the Administration of Prison Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC), Sulayman Dawodu,” the assertion learn.

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