Nicholas Kalu, Abuja
THREE persons have been abducted by gunmen in the Kwali area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the police command said on Thursday.
Nineteen persons were also rescued from the kidnappers, the command added.
Police spokesman Mariam Yusuf, in a statement, said concerted efforts were being made to rescue the three victims who were taken into the bordering forest by the kidnappers.
Yusuf said the operation was conducted by a joint team of police operatives from the command who responded promptly and engaged the heavily armed hoodlums in a gun duel.
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“In a swift response to a distress call, the FCT Police Command rescued 19 persons from being kidnapped on Pei-leilei Road along Kwali axis on Wednesday, 25th November, 2020.
“The successful rescue operation was conducted by a joint team of Police operatives from the Command who responded promptly to the occasion and engaged the heavily armed hoodlums in a fierce gun duel,” the statement said.