One person shot, two others abducted by gunmen in Abuja


One person is currently in critical condition from gunshot injuries, while two other persons were kidnapped by gunmen, who attacked Pegi Village in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, late Wednesday night.

Sources within the community disclosed that the shooting and abduction were the climax of several hours of shooting by the gunmen in the troubled community.

The gunmen in a Volkswagen saloon car, disguised themselves in black outfits, shooting at their victims indiscriminately

One of the victims, who attempted to escape from the vehicle, was shot and was taken to the hospital..

The abductors were said to have left with two other shell-shocked occupants, who are residents of the Pegi community.

The incident was confirmed by the Chairman of Pegi Community Development Association, PECDA, Mr. Taiwo Aderibigbe. He said community leaders learnt of the incident about 10pm.

Aderibigbe said the kidnapping had also been reported to the police, which had launched an investigation to unravel the matter.

Mrs. Olasogo, a resident in the community expressed worries over the spate of abductions in Pegi community as she also attributed the bad state of the road connecting the community with Kuje as the cause of kidnapping in the village.

She however called on the Federal Capital Territory administration (FCTA), to promptly fix the road.

The latest incident marked the third time that kidnappers would be carrying out daring attack on the community since the first attack on December 6, 2019.

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