A Professor at the University of Abuja, his children and three others have been abducted.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng gathered that some gunmen suspected to be bandits in a well coordinated attack on the University of Abuja Senior Staff Quarters abducted a Professor, his two children and three others.
Confirming the Commissioner of Police for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), CP Babaji Sunday has reassured residents of the area of their safety, protection of lives and property.
In a statement signed by the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh, on Tuesday morning, the CP has since “dispatched additional tactical and conventional policing resources to the University main and satellite campuses as well as the Staff Quarters and other affiliate formations of the university.”
This, the statement showed is to fortify security, improve public safety and protect citizens in and around the university community.
According to the statement, the CP CP gave the order following reports that some yet to be identified armed criminals invaded the University Staff Quarters located at the GIRI area of the FCT in the early hours of Tuesday, 2nd November, 2021.
The CP noted that a combined team of the Police and personnel of the Nigerian Army 176 Guards Battalion were swiftly mobilized to the area to protect the citizens.
Preliminary investigations however revealed that six persons were allegedly abducted into the forest by the criminals on sighting the security operatives.
The CP, while calling for calm, further noted 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.
On this note, “The Command pledges its undeterred resolve to ensure lives and properties of residents within the FCT are protected and urge them to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.” The statement concluded.