No fewer than 10 persons have been kidnapped in Sagwari Layout Estate, Dutse, Abuja.
According to eyewitnesses, the kidnappers dressed like herders invaded the estate around 7:30 pm.
Eight persons were reportedly kidnapped from the estate while two members of staff were abducted from a nearby hotel.
One of the victims who sent a distress message to the estate’s WhatsApp group had said his family was in danger before he stopped responding to messages a few minutes later.
Security operatives have already been mobilised and are working with the estate security guards to search the hills behind the estate.
A security operative who was beaten and tied by the kidnappers has been rescued
FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, could not be reached for comments. Repeated calls made to her phone were left unanswered.
When Our source spoke to the police emergency call centre, the officer on call said the command was aware of the incident, and the closest DPO had been informed to mobilise men to the scene.