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Police debunks news of kidnapping in Kuje
The Federal Capital Police has denied a news report that two persons were kidnapped at Rubochi Community in Kuje on Sunday.
According to a media report, there was a shooting by gunmen at midnight on Sunday and it led to the kidnap of a police inspector and one other person.
Meanwhile, Istifanus Sunday Bako, Police public relations officer (PPRO) for Zone 7, Abuja said there was nothing like the abduction of anyone at the Kuje community on Sunday. And no police inspector was kidnapped, he said.
Bako said the report received from the Kuje area on Monday morning did not include cases of kidnapping and shooting.
“I made some contact also, there is nothing like that”, he told The ICIR during a phone call.
The report had stated that the kidnappers demanded a ransom of N10 million.
The ICIR also contacted three other police spokespersons but they were yet to comment on the issue. Those contacted were Frank Mba, National Police PRO; Adeniran Aremu, Deputy National PRO and Anjugurijesse Manzah, the FCT police PRO.