Gunmen have killed a vigilante and abducted a DSS officer in Abuja.
The latest news in Nigeria now is that gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Department of State Services operative during an attack on residents in Abaji, Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Saturday.
During the nocturnal incident, the hoodlums are also said to have killed a vigilante member.
The armed guys are claimed to have attacked a DSS outpost in the area after invading the neighborhood in large numbers.
The gunmen successfully kidnapped a DSS operative during the gunfight with the DSS operatives.
Our source was unable to clarify whether the group had requested a ransom for the kidnapped officer.
Josephine Adeh, a spokesperson for the FCT police, said she had no information about the event and referred any enquiries to the DSS.
However, as of the time of reporting this article, Peter Afunanya, the secret police’s spokesman, has failed to react to enquiries.
Abaji has become known for criminal activity, including abductions of locals and travelers on the Abuja-Lokoja highway, according to our correspondent.
Meanwhile, operatives from the Nigeria Customs Service stationed at Tin Can Island Command confiscated a container containing rifles and ammunition.
The cargo was discovered on Friday during a regular check by customs agents.
Uche Ejesieme, a spokesman for Tin Can Customs, told reporters that the container was confiscated after the owner failed to provide a suitable response to the officials on duty.
The owner said the package comprised electronics and other stuff, according to Ejesieme.
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According to him, the officers got suspicious of the contents and discovered that the cartons were filled with firearms after a closer check.
According to Ejesieme, the service would conduct a comprehensive investigation into the case in order to identify the criminal gang responsible for the weaponry importation.
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