Crime

One person abducted, three [3] people shot in Federal Capital Territory community

One person was kidnapped, while 3 others were shot in an attack by gunmen on Friday night.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the gunmen had attacked Pegi, a community in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

It was learnt that the 3 persons shot survived the attack, as they were immediately rushed to a Hospital.

According to an eyewitness report, the persons were said to be on their way home around 8:30pm when the kidnappers ambushed them along the road.


Chairman of Pegi Community Development Association, (PECDA), Isaac Aderibigbe, confirmed the incident. He gave the identities of those who sustained gunshot wounds as; Edwin Obiekwe, Shittu Adebayo and Kola.

He said, “the men are currently in the Hospital, and are responding to treatment. The man that they kidnapped, the Police are working tediously to rescue him from the jaws of his captors.”

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer of FCT, ASP Mariam Yusuf, said the command has launched a strategic counter kidnapping operation to checkmate the emerging security concerns.

She stated that the command was working closely with other security agencies, key stakeholders and community leaders to rid the FCT of criminals.

She urged residents of the Federal Capital Territory to report any suspicious persons or activities around their vicinity at the nearest Police Division.

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