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FCT Police Command confirms abduction of 22 farmers by bandits

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The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has said that there was indeed an attack by  bandits on Rafin-Daji community, Gurdi ward of Abaji Area Council of Abuja.

It was learnt that the daredevil terrorists stormed the area on Thursday evening, burnt down two tractors and abducted about 22 farmers.

Sources said that they attacked the area in a large number while some residents were working on their farms, shooting heavily before whisking the victims away.

Speaking on the incident t, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Oduniyi Omotayo said that a combined team of Police officers have been deployed to the area to rescue the abductees.

He said, “The incident happened in Rafin Daji, a boundary community between Niger and the FCT. The farmers were on their farmlands working when the gunmen kidnapped them.

“Upon receipt of this information, a combined team of Police officers from various Tactical and intelligence units of the Command, Destiny Hunters, Vigilantes, and Local hunters stormed the forest, combing it aggressively.

“This is for the rescue of the victims and to bring perpetrators to book. Monitoring and surveillance of the community also continues”.