Gunmen abduct reverend father in Abuja

KIDNAPPING

Officers from the Federal Capital Territory Police Command say they are working to free the Rev. Father Matthew Dajo, of St Anthony Catholic Church, in Yangoji village, Kwali, who was abducted Sunday by gunmen suspected of being kidnappers.

According to a witness who simply identified himself as Saleh, the Reverend Father was kidnapped minutes before 10:00 pm by armed men who invaded his residence armed with sophisticated weapons.

Saleh said the gunmen also fired into the air to scare off neighbors before taking the Reverend father away.

The spokeswoman for the FCT police command, Maryam Yusuf, confirmed the abduction of the reverend in Kwali.

Yusuf in a statement revealed that the FCT Police Command is taking steps to rescue Reverend Father.

The spokesperson urged the public to remain calm as they continue to make efforts to free the abducted victim.

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