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Abuja: Seven-Year-Old Girl Abducted By Gunmen


A seven-year-old girl has been abducted by armed men, who invaded Yangoji village, Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the early hours of Wednesday.

According to a resident of the village, Mr Suleiman Musa, the hoodlums invaded the village firing several gunshots before breaking into some houses where they abducted the seven-year-old girl.

The armed men were forced out of the village following the intervention of a police team, Musa confirmed.

NIGERIACRIME learnt that Kwali Divisional Police Headquarters responded to the distress call on the attack at about 5am on Wednesday.

A source said it was the swift response of police personnel, hunters and vigilance members, led by the Kwali Divisional Police Officer (DPO) that saved the community from further harm from the gunmen.

The source said the security team is currently combing the area with a view to rescuing the girl and arresting the gunmen.

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In another news, pupils of Beaconsfield Elite Academy Ushafa, Bwari Area Council, Abuja, were on Wednesday involved in a serious accident while returning from an excursion trip.

It was gathered that the pupils were returning from an excursion at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Headquarters when the incident occurred.

The school management confirmed the development, stating that the pupils have been taken to the hospital.

According to one Miss Ify who spoke on behalf of the management, the incident involved about 18 pupils.

“They were returning from an excursion in CBN when the incident occurred around Dutse-Alhaji”, she said.

Ify was, however, unable to give details of the incident, stating that “the driver’s contact has not been going through so we don’t haven’t the details yet.”

A source said most of the pupils were unconscious when the parents arrived at the scene.

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