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Gunmen attack bus, abduct passengers in Abuja

The police in Abuja have confirmed the kidnapping of unspecified number of passengers by gunmen who opened fire on their vehicle on Piri-Kwali expressway.

The spokesman of the FCT Police Command Anjuguri Manzah disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

“Police operatives from FCT Command, while responding to a distress call on Sunday, 2nd February, 2020, at about 1730hrs, in Piri Kwali expressway, arrested four (4) suspected kidnappers, whose syndicate (now at large) fired several shots at a Toyota Previa bus and kidnapped some of its passengers after the bus was forced to stop.

“While some of the passengers were rescued by the joint effort of the police and some youths of the nearby community, others are still with the kidnappers.

“The four suspects arrested by the police operatives are: Shuaibu Sule ‘m’ 27 years, Mohammadu Usman ‘m’ 25 years, Umar Usman ‘m’ 19 years and Usman Ibrahim ‘m’ 20 years all of Kamadi village kwali.

“Exhibits recovered from the suspects are: one Dane gun, two cutlasses, one iron bar, and one AK 47 ammunition shell,” the statement said, adding that the police were making effort to rescue the victims and arrest the suspects.

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