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Police reacts as gunmen attack leaves one dead, several abducted in Abuja estate

The Nigerian police has reacted to an attack on Relocation Estate, Kubwa area of the FCT that left one person killed and many others abducted.

The attack happened on Tuesday night as the assailants reportedly shot sporadically to frighten residents, leaving several persons injured in the process.

Reacting to the development in a statement shared with TheCable on Wednesday morning, Josephine Adeh, FCT police spokesperson, said officers “immediately” responded to the incident and are currently on the trail of the attackers.

“The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has commenced investigations into the reported case of security breach occasioned by armed robbery, shooting and abduction of some persons in the Kubwa Relocation Estate, off Arab Road area of the FCT on Tuesday, December 6, 2022,” the statement reads.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday notes that the swift response of the Command, in an aggressive manhunt on the perpetrators, resulted in the rescue of three (3) victims and the recovery of firearms and ammunition, including 1 AK47 Riffle, 25 Rounds of ammunition.

“Preliminary investigations however revealed that at about 1930hrs (7:30pm) of December 6, 2022, some armed criminals came into the Kubwa Relocation Estate, shot two victims, one Oshodi and another Abdulwahab (both other names unknown).

“The suspects while departing the scene, left with four victims, possibly, to enable them to evade arrest by the approaching Police response team deployed to the area on quick intervention.

“The two gunshot victims were immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention but unfortunately, one of them, Oshodi could not survive as he was confirmed dead by the Doctor, while Abdulwahab is still being attended to.”

The police spokesperson said “intelligence and other operational assets” have been deployed to improve security in the area and its environs.

She added that “investigations have since commenced to identify the suspects and bring them to book while ascertaining their mission and motives”.

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