No fewer than nine residents have been kidnapped by gunmen at the Grow Homes Estate along Kuchibiyi in the Kubuwa Area of the Federal Capital Territory.

Residents say the gunmen numbering about 20 stormed the estate around 11:30pm on Friday capturing residents from two separate apartments in the estate.

Spokesperson for the police in Abuja, SP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident, adding that operatives of the force and the estate security are combing the bushes in the area to ensure the victims are rescued.

Adeh said, “Upon receipt of the distress call, we immediately deployed our men to the scene. The suspects however abruptly suspended their operations and took some victims with them into the bush.

“Operatives of the Police and the estate security are still combing the bushes in the area to ensure they are rescued unhurt.”

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