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Published On: Fri, Jun 26th, 2020

Confusion as unknown gunmen kidnap persons in Kuje Community

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By Stanley Onyekwere

Residents of Pegi Community in Kuje Area Council of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been thrown into confusion as unknown gunmen allegedly kidnapped about three persons, who were yet to be identified.
It was gathered that the incident, which residents of the community said happened on Wednesday night, when a sporadic gunshot was heard around 9:47pm.
Also, the latest kidnapping incident came barely few months after Nine persons were kidnapped, and a Civil Defence Officer was killed during the operation in the same community.
Chairman, Pegi Community Development Association, Isaac Aderibigbe, who confirmed the incident, said while the total number of the victims have not been known, about three persons are been suspected to have been taken by the abductors.
Aderibigbe said: “ I want to confirm to you all that, there was an incident at the bush path,which is the only community access road yesterday at about 9:47pm.
“ A resident who encountered the yet to be identified assailants informed me and immediately the security agencies were put on notice.We are still waiting for an interim reports from the Police.
“ In view of the foregone the leadership of the community will schedule a meeting of stakeholders as soon as he’s available.
“We are also appealing to residents to be security conscious and endeavour to return home timely,as safety is paramount.”
Another resident of the community who pleaded anonymity, said three vehicles were seen parked along the only access road leading to the Area, with the occupants not found around the vehicles.
Meanwhile, when contacted, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), FCT Command, Mamza Anjuguri claimed that he had not gotten any report on the incident, as at press time.

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