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Police Dismiss Reports Of Abduction In Abuja

The comments of the Police are in contrast with earlier reports alleging residents were abducted in their homes.

Police in Abuja, North-central Nigeria, say there was no abduction case in the country’s capital, contrary to reports of an attack at Gwarinpa estate.

Josephine Adeh, the police spokesperson in Abuja, told HumAngle there was no such attack.

On Monday morning, June 6, there were reports that an armed gang attacked Genuine Estate in Gwarimpa, the largest estate in Abuja. 

The gang, reportedly armed with bows, arrows and matchets, were said to have attacked and operated in the estate between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. WAT and abducted several persons.

But Adeh told HumAngle in a telephone call that the reports were unfounded.

“Nothing happened at Gwarimpa,” she said repeatedly.

“The persons who wrote such reports lied. The only place that we recorded an incident was at Galadima, which was a burglary incident,” she continued. 

The police spokesperson went on to clarify that the burglary incident happened at Queen’s Estate at Efab.

She added that the Police had even made some recoveries at the affected place.

Adeh also stated that she would be contacting the journalists who made the initial reports to clarify where they got their information.

Nigerians are being watchful following an attack on worshippers at a church in Owo, located in Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria.

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Chigozie Victor is a journalist and a creative writer. Her work focuses on SGBV, policy and security infrastructure. The graduate of English and Literature from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka is passionate about helping audiences understand salient issues through clear reporting and multimedia journalism. She tweets at @nwaanyi_manaria

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