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Police confirm bandits’ attack on Abuja estate

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FCT Police Command has confirmed an attack by gunmen suspected to be terror bandits on Grow Homes Estate in the Kubwa neighbourhood in Abuja.

Residents said about 20 armed men stormed the estate on the night of Friday, March 10, ransacked homes and whisked some victims to an unknown destination.

Reports quoted a resident, who pleaded anonymity, as saying the heavily-armed criminals fired shots, which caused panic among the estate’s occupants and other residents in the neighbourhood.

The marauders moved from one apartment to another, pillaging belongings as many as they could carry.

Among the abductees are children and women.

The residents said, “They escaped through the bush, which linked the community to Paze village. The police and the estate security have been searching the bush since morning to see if they can rescue the kidnapped residents.”

Vanguard reported the FCT Police Command spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, a superintendent of police, as confirming the attack.

Adeh said the police in the area were combing the bush for the attackers and the abductees.

“Upon receipt of the distress call, we immediately deployed our men to the scene. The suspects, however, abruptly suspended their operations and took some victims with them into the bush.

“Operatives of the police and the estate security are still combing the bushes in the area to ensure they are rescued unhurt,” she said.

She appealed for calm among the residents and called on the city’s residents to help the police with information that could help prevent crime and apprehend criminals.





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