Security beef up in UNIAbuja after shooters kidnap instructors, relatives

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The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, CP Babaji Sunday, has dispatched additional tactical and conventional policing resources to the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) main and satellite campuses as well as the staff quarters and other affiliate formations of the university after gunmen abducted four lecturers and their children in the staff quarters on Tuesday morning

.The measure, according to police authorities, to fortify security, improve public safety and protect citizens in and around the university community.

According to a statement by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adah: “The CP noted that a combined team of the Police and personnel of the Nigerian Army 176 Guards Battalion were swiftly mobilized to the area to protect the citizens.

“Preliminary investigations however revealed that six (6) persons were allegedly abducted into the forest by the criminals on sighting the security operatives.

“The CP, while calling for calm, further noted that the security forces are already working with the locals in the area toward rescuing the victims. He assured that the perpetrators would be arrested and brought to book.

“On this note, the Command pledges its undeterred resolve to ensure lives and properties of residents within the FCT are protected and urge them to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883”.

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