Gunmen Kill One, Abduct Eight In Two-Day Siege To Abuja Community

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No fewer than eight persons have been abducted by armed men in the Kwali Area Council of Abuja.

Also, one person was shot dead in a two-day invasion.

According to residents, the armed men operated on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in the area.

A resident, who does not want his name in print, said the two persons were abducted on Tuesday, adding that on Wednesday, six were abducted and one was killed.

He said, “They operated for two days. They first came on Tuesday and shot sporadically into the air and went away with two persons.

“The following day, they abducted three who are from two different families. They later invaded two houses and kidnapped three residents.

“The woman that was killed tried to escape but she was unlucky and was shot by one of the armed men. She was killed in the Wednesday attack. We are calling on the government for help, this kind of attack is becoming too much in Kwali.”

The spokesperson for the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Josephine Adeh, could not be reached for comment.

Calls made to her line indicated it was not reachable, while she has yet to respond to the message sent as of the time of filing this report.

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