Some unidentified bandits have reportedly attacked the University of Abuja staff quarters in Giri area of FCT and abducted six workers. The incident took place in the early hours of Tuesday, 2 Novemver.
FCT Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the security breach via a statement issued on behalf of FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday.
TheFact Nigeria gathered that the attack caught many workers unawares as they were still in bed when the hoodlums invaded the quarters.
According to Babaji, the FCT Police Command 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 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 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”, the statement read.
The CP, while assuring FCT residents of their safety and protection of lives and property, has urged residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.