Unknown gunmen stormed the University of Abuja’s UNIABUJA staff quarters, kidnapping an unknown number of staff employees and their family members.
According to reports, the terrible tragedy occurred in the early hours of Tuesday (today) when gunmen stormed the school grounds, firing indiscriminately before abducting some of the victims to an unknown location.
DSP Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, verified the event in a statement released on Tuesday morning and made accessible to reporters.
According to a source on the University campus who talked with our correspondent, the number of abducted people has not increased.
She stated that the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday had dispatched additional tactical and conventional policing resources to the university’s main and satellite campuses, as well as the staff quarters and other affiliate formations of the university, “to fortify security, improve public safety and protect citizens in and around the university community.
“The CP gave the order following report that some yet to be identified armed criminals invaded the UNIABUJA Staff Quarters located at the GIRI area of the FCT in the early hours of today, 2nd November, 2021.
“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”.