A settlement known as Tunga Maji Community in the federal capital territory is under tension as gun men was said to have invaded the community, abducted over 30 inhabitants.
Urban Express News Online Gathered the gunmen was able to penetrate the inhabitants after a prolonged gun Battle with the vigilante members in early hours of today
It was learnt that shooting started about 12:30pm and lasted more than an hour before the local security was overpowered
An eyewitness told our correspondent the shooting was sporadic that they could not sleep throughout the happenings and that it was vigilantes that confirm to them that those gunmen Kidnapped also 20 of the inhabitants
“We heard last week that the authorities were informed of the entrance of Boko Haram members into Abuja and environs, but nobody took the report seriously. We appeal to government for help before all of us are killed.”
Last week, a report claimed that terrorists had build camps in some communities across the territory, but the military authorities rebuffed the claims.
However the public relation officer of the federal capital territory Dsp Anjuhuri Manzah told journalists the command has assured the public that protection of life and property remained its core mandate and that it would continue to unfold new strategies to secure the territory
The command also informed the public that when it received a distress call on kidnap of some persons about 0130hrs yesterday in Tungan Maje, a village bordering FCT and Niger State, a joint team of policemen from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and Zuba Police Division responded swiftly to the occasion.
He added that there were efforts to rescue the remaining victims from the hoodlums who escaped into Niger through a nearby rocky forest.