A police officer was shot while trying to foil the abduction of some of Tungan-Maje community in Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja on Tuesday morning.
A resident of the area, Ibrahim Saidu, said the gunmen in their numbers went on rampage as they engaged both the police and some members of the vigilante in a shootout.
Saidu said the gunmen, who first attacked residents of Anguwar Samu in Tungan-Maje, whisked away two persons after an exchange of gunfire that lasted over an hour.
“The entire residents of Anguwar Samu were gripped with fear because of the gunshots but unfortunately, they succeeded in abducting two people,” he said.
According to him, after the police were overpowered, the kidnappers proceeded to New Poultry area of the council were they also abducted two residents.
He said the police officer 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.