Policeman Shot as Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Two Residents in Abuja

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Policeman shot during gun battle with gunmen on Tuesday morning, April 12 while trying to foil the abduction of some residents of Tungan-Maje community in Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja.

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A resident of the community, Ibrahim Saidu told Daily Trust that the gunmen who first attacked residents of Anguwar Samu in Tungan-Maje, engaged both the police and some members of the vigilante in a shootout.

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The gunmen engaged policemen and vigilante members in a shoot-out during the attack.A report 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 12. 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.

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It was alleged that the gunmen who overpowered the security operatives in the gunfight that lasted over an hour whisked away two people, before reportedly proceeding to New Poultry area of the council where they also abducted two residents.

 

He said the policeman shot and a vigilante member who sustained injuries in the incident have been taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.
The spokesperson of the FCT police command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, neither responded to calls nor replied text messages seeking her reaction to the latest kidnap incident in the nation’s capital.

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