Unknown gunmen have abducted nine persons in Pegi, a community in Kuje Area Council, Abuja after they ambushed their victims including a 12-year-old boy around 8pm on Monday.
The gunmen, who were dressed in military camouflage, reportedly shot and injured one person before taking away nine others.
The Chairman of Pegi Community Development Association, Mr. Taiwo Aderibigbe said the attackers also shot at two vehicles including the driver of a pick-up van who sustained injuries.
The FCT Police Command has responded to the incident, promisisng to rescue the victims.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah said: “The police wishes to inform the public that it is making concerted efforts to rescue the persons kidnapped around Pegi Community on Monday, October 7 at about 2100hrs.
“Though details of the incident are still sketchy, the command is urging members of the public to be calm while the police intensify efforts to rescue and reunite victims with members of their families.
“Meanwhile, we call on the public to be security-conscious and provide information to the police and other relevant security agencies on suspicious movements and activities within their communities.’’