Eight persons have been abducted by armed men, suspected to be bandits, in the Kwali Area of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.
One person was reportedly shot dead in a siege that was said to have lasted two days.
Residents told The Punch that the armed bandits operated on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in the area.
A resident, who does not want his name in print, said the two persons were abducted on Tuesday, while six were abducted and one was killed on Wednesday.
He said, “They operated for two days. They first came on Tuesday and shot sporadically into the air and went away with two persons.
“The following day, they abducted three who are from two different families. They later invaded two houses and kidnapped three residents.
“The woman that was killed tried to escape but she was unlucky and was shot by one of the armed men. She was killed in the Wednesday attack. We are calling on the government for help, this kind of attack is becoming too much in Kwali.”
The spokesperson for the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Josephine Adeh was yet to confirm the incidents as at the time of filing this report.