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Suspected kidnappers attack Genuine estate, Gwarimpa

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
06 June 2022   |   8:33 am
Suspected gunmen have attacked an estate in Gwarimpa, the heart of Abuja.

[FILE PHOTO] Kidnap

Suspected gunmen have attacked an estate in Gwarimpa, the heart of Abuja.

An eyewitness told The Guardian that the kidnappers stormed the estate around 4. a.m and kidnapped an undisclosed number of persons.

The Gwarimpa estate is a high-brow residential area in the country’s capital.

Reacting, police spokesperson in FCT, DSP Josephine Adeh said the residents were attacked by armed robbers and not kidnappers.

“The Command wishes to set the records straight that on June 6, 2022, a distress call was received from Queens Efab Estate, Kasana, Galadima Area that there was an ongoing armed robbery operation,” Adeh said.

“Operatives of the Command attached to Galadima Divisional Headquarters swiftly responded and upon arrival at the Estate, the robbers took to their heels. The gallant operatives however gave them a chase which led to them abandoning some items they had already stolen including some phones and laptops.

“It is disheartening to discover that some news platforms chose to trend a false narrative without following the ethics and standards of balanced reportage, thereby inundating the public with false, imaginary and spurious account of what actually transpired. The Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday, however assures residents of the Command’s commitment to their safety and of swift response to all distress calls.

“In addition to the above, members of the public are urged to remain vigilant, strengthen partnership with the Police as touching the rendition of prompt and actionable intelligence, reporting any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, While the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352.”

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