The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has confirmed the abduction of some residents of Kubwa Relocation Estate, off Arab Road area in Abuja.
The Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, in a statement by the Public Relations Officer DSP Josephine Adeh, on Wednesday, revealed that two residents were shot during the invasion which occurred around 7.30 pm on Tuesday.
Sunday noted that three persons were rescued while a manhunt had commenced for the criminals.
He also assured the public that investigations had commenced to identify the suspects and bring them to book while ascertaining their mission and motives.
According to him, the investigations are as a result of several reported cases of security breaches occasioned by armed robbery, shooting and abduction of some persons in the area.
He also noted that the swift response of the command, in an aggressive manhunt led to “the recovery of firearms and ammunition, including one AK-47 rifle and 25 rounds of ammunition.”
Detailing the investigation proceedings, he revealed “that at about 1930hrs of December 6, 2022, some armed criminals came into the Kubwa Relocation Estate, and shot two victims, one Oshodi and another Abdulwahab (both other names unknown).”
The two gunshot victims were immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention but Oshodi died on arrival while Abdulwahab is still being attended to.
Meanwhile, the CP called for calm, noting that the command had since deployed intelligence and other operational assets possible to fortify security in the entire Kubwa area and its environs.
The command urged members of the public to remain vigilant and promptly report any suspicion or untoward situation through the following numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached through 0902 222 2352