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Suspected bandits kidnap 7-year-old girl in Abuja



By Miracle Esegha

Suspected armed bandits have abducted a seven-year-old girl in Yangoji village, Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT).

Mr Suleiman Musa, an indigene of the village told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the hoodlums invaded the community in the early hours of Wednesday.

According to him, the hoodlums invaded the village firing several gunshots before breaking into some houses where they abducted the seven-year-old girl.

He said the quick intervention of a police team forced the gunmen to scramble out of the village.

NAN learnt that the Kwali Divisional Police Headquarters responded to the distress call on the attack at about 5am on Wednesday.

A community source said it was the swift response of police personnel, hunters and vigilance members, led by the Kwali Divisional Police Officer (DPO) that saved the community from further harm from the gunmen.

He narrated that the bandits engaged the security team in a gun battle before escaping with the abducted girl.

The source further maintained that the security team is currently combing the area with a view to rescuing the girl and arresting the culprits.