The FCT Police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah on Thursday confirmed that an Unknown Gunmen attacked residents of Tungan Maje village, a community adjoining the Federal Capital Territory and Niger State.
Topnewsnaija gathered that the hoodlums reportedly stormed the village where they kidnapped about 20 persons after shooting sporadically in the air.
Despite the community’s Vigilante’s resistance the kidnappers escaped into Niger State with their victims through a nearby forest surrounded by rocky terrain.
According to Manzah, 10 persons were kidnapped, adding that five of the victims had been rescued.
Manzah stated this in a statement titled, ‘Police operatives rescue five kidnap victims.’
It read, “The command wishes to inform the public that when it received a distress call on the kidnap of some persons on September 10, 2020, at about 0130hrs in Tungan Maje, a village bordering FCT and Niger state, a joint team of police operatives from the command Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Rapid Response Squad and Zuba Police Division responded swiftly.
“During a fierce gun confrontation with the heavily armed hoodlums, the police team successfully rescued five of the kidnapped victims.”
The police assured residents that efforts were ongoing to rescue the other victims.