- The insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja is getting worse by the day
- Another case of abductions have been reported, and this time a policeman was shot by the attackers
- The gunmen engaged policemen and vigilante members in a shoot-out during the attack
A report by Daily Trust indicates that a police officer was shot while trying to foil the abduction of some residents in Tungan-Maje community in Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja on Tuesday, April 13.
A resident of the area, Ibrahim Saidu, said the gunmen in their numbers went on a rampage as they engaged both the police and some members of the vigilante in a shootout that lasted over an hour.
“The entire residents of Anguwar Samu were gripped with fear because of the gunshots but unfortunately, they succeeded in abducting two people.”
The Nation reports that the police officer and a vigilante member, who sustained injuries, have been taken to a hospital.
The report noted that all efforts to speak with the FCT police command spokesperson, ASP Maryam Yusuf, were futile.
Some Nigerians on social media have been reacting to the news on different platforms.
Patricia Trishbim wrote on Twitter:
“Our politicians have murdered sleep and everyone is paying the price. It’s a shame. There are no hidden places for the wicked.”
Sani Magaji wrote on Facebook:
“May Allah expose the enemies of Nigeria and make them repent to normal human beings.”
Kleek Utis wrote:
“This is just the beginning. When the federal government is now paying ransom to thugs or terrorists, what do you expect? Failed nation.”
Muhammad Bukhari wrote:
“Even in the Federal Capital Territory? Nigeria is gradually turning to Afghanistan.”
A Nigerian with the moniker Anthony10 wrote on Nairaland:
“That's how they will be entering little by little. My joy is there's mass awareness on the need to either empower states or regions (restructuring) or everyone goes their separate ways because this present Constitution is fraudulent and not sustainable.”
“The insecurity in this country is a clear sign that Buhari has failed woefully. Why wouldn't he just resign?”
Recall that some gunmen on Wednesday, March 24, raided residents of Kiyi town in Kuje Area Council in Abuja, abducting at least four persons.
The kidnappers made a demand of N200 million, N50 million for each hostage after contacting their family members.
About a month ago, no fewer than three persons were abducted during a similar attack as the gunmen raided Kwaita community in Abuja.
The kidnappers invaded the houses of their victims shooting sporadically before whisking them away at around 11 pm.