Police react as unknown gunmen kidnap three commuters in Abuja

Police react as unknown gunmen kidnap three commuters in Abuja

- The insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja is getting worse by the day

- Another case of abductions have been reported, this time by the police

- A statement from police authorities say 3 people were kidnapped after its operatives foiled an attempt to kidnap over a dozen people

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Unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped three people in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the FCT Police Command and seen by Legit.ng on Thursday, November 26.

The statement, however, revealed that police operatives thwarted the attempted abduction of 19 persons, but three people were unfortunate to have been taken away by the gunmen.

According to the statement, the incident occurred at the popular Pei-leilei road along Kwali axis in the Nigerian capital.

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The force informed Nigerians that efforts are underway to rescue the three victims in the custody of the gunmen.

Police reacts as unknown gunmen kidnap three commuters in Abuja
Some highways in the Nigerian capital are now been targeted by bandits. Photo credit: @AbujaGSC
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Part of the statement read:

“The command reassures members of the public of its unflinching commitment to deploy proactive crime-fighting measures to ensure the security of lives and property in FCT ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebration.”

As usual, Nigerians are expressing their concerns over the spate of kidnappings via social media.

Jay Uba wrote on Twitter:

“Kidnapping is now normalized in Nigeria. Nobody is safe. I don't know what the newly formed SWAT is waiting for to get into action.”

Nsidibe Johnson laments:

“Nigerians are not safe irrespective of religion, tribe, or region!”

Vince Onyekwelu asks:

“Insecurity and crisis are seemingly been created by some in corridors of power, to make that same some, claim they have some solutions, and by so doing, those some, remain relevant, though they should be irrelevant in managing internal national security?”

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Legit.ng earlier reported that kidnappers have abducted five siblings in Pegi community in Kuje area council of the FCT, Abuja.

The kidnapped siblings were forcefully taken away around 11:00 pm on Monday, November 16 when unknown gunmen invaded their house in an estate in the area.

The kidnappers have since contacted the family of the victims asking for N300million ransom to be paid for their release.

Similarly, gunmen suspected to be kidnappers recently abducted a reverend father, Matthew Dajo, of the St Anthony Catholic Church, in Yangoji village, Kwali area council in the FCT.

The gunmen scaled through the fence of the victim’s house while others positioned themselves outside, before entering the reverend father’s bedroom and whisked him away.

Recall that at least 15 people were killed on Sunday, November 15 and many others abducted when kidnappers blocked the Kaduna-Abuja expressway around 5 pm.

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The incident happened around Gidan Busa, a village not far away from Rijana, which is 133 kilometres from Abuja.

It was gathered that nearly 20 vehicles were forced to stop at the bushy and sloppy location when the gunmen laid siege.

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