The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has confirmed the abduction of 22 farmers by bandits in an attack on Rafin-Daji community, Gurdi ward of Abaji Area Council of Abuja.
THE WITNESS had reported that the bandits attacked the area on Thursday evening, burning down two tractors and abducting 22 farmers.
Rafin-Daji shares boundaries with Zago community in Niger State. Both communities are connected through the river Gurara.
The gunmen, according to reports, stormed the area in a large number while some residents were working on their farms, shooting sporadically before whisking the victims away.
Confirming the development, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Oduniyi Omotayo told an online medium, Daily Post 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