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Ameerah: Police react to alleged kidnap of 17 persons in Abuja

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THE Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has responded to a claim made by Ameerah Sufyan that seventeen people, including three pregnant women and two little children, were abducted from their homes in Abuja on Tuesday.

A Twitter user who claimed to be one of the victims raised the alarm via her profile @Ameerah_sufyan.

“Please whoever has my WhatsApp number I sent a broadcast message of my location. We were abducted at gun point by ppl with police uniforms and a van from our houses from different parts of abuja. We’re 17 including 3 pregnant women and two little kids, they didn’t see my phone,” she tweeted.

But reacting to the development in a statement sent to The ICIR by the Deputy Public Relations Officer Oduniyi Omotayo, the FCT Police Command said it has not received any formal complaints on the matter.


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“There was no formal report of any abduction/ kidnapping in the FCT today. Although reports from many online sources tag the case as an alleged kidnapping, this would have to be one of the most unique incidents of its kind.”

The Command noted that the authenticity of the report is in doubt but promised to investigate the matter.

“That a victim has access to her phone to post useful information about her whereabouts remains unconventional to such crime yet a beam of hope for all, the police inclusive.

“The FCT Police Command has since drafted the Tactical and Intelligence apparatus on the case upon the receipt of the information to rescue all involved and get to the root of the matter,” the statement said.

The Command urged residents to exercise patience and calm while it reviews the situation.

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