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Police confirm abduction of 22 residents of Abaji, Abuja

The gunmen had stormed the area in a large numbers while some residents were working on their farms.

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has confirmed an attack by gunmen on Rafin-Daji community in Abaji Area Council of Abuja with about 22 residents abducted.

The gunmen, Persecondnews learnt,  attacked the area on Thursday evening, shot sporadically and burnt down two tractors.

Rafin-Daji shares boundaries with Zago community in Niger State.

The gunmen had stormed the area in a large numbers while some residents were working on their farms.

Confirming the incident, a spokesman for the FCT Police Command, ASP Oduniyi Omotayo said:”The incident happened in Rafin Daji, a boundary community between Niger and the FCT. The farmers were on their farmlands working when the gunmen kidnapped them.

“Upon receipt of this information, a combined team of Police officers from various Tactical and intelligence units of the Command, Destiny Hunters, Vigilantes, and Local hunters stormed the forest, combing it aggressively.

“This is for the rescue of the victims and to bring perpetrators to book. Monitoring and surveillance of the community also continues.”

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