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Gunmen Attack UNIABUJA, Abduct at Least Six People

Armed men broke into the staff quarters of University of Abuja located at the GIRI area of the FCT in the wee hours of Tuesday

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command confirmed that at least six members of staff of University of Abuja were whisked away by suspected bandits.

According to a resident, there were sporadic gunshots before the abductees were whisked away.

The resident added that the gunmen operated for over two hours without being stopped by the security operatives.

In a statement by the FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, he said he had dispatched additional tactical and conventional policing resources to the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) main and satellite campuses.

He said he has also directed the operatives to man the staff quarters and other affiliate formations of the university, to fortify security, improve public safety and protect citizens in and around the university community.

The CP noted that a combined team of the police and personnel of the Nigerian Army 176 Guards Battalion were swiftly mobilised to the area to protect the citizens.

“Preliminary investigations however revealed that six (6) persons were allegedly abducted into the forest by the criminals on sighting the security operatives,” he said.

The CP, while calling for calm, stressed that the security forces are already working with the locals in the area toward rescuing the victims.

He assured that the perpetrators would be arrested and brought to book.

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