“As we speak, the soldiers who went searching for them have returned without rescuing them. The policemen are still in the bush searching for them. We have been demanding a police outpost here in the Bmuko Community, this is a populated environment. Whatever is happening here is not out of the knowledge of the security architecture of the FCT.

“The wife and brother of one Engineer Patrick were also among the people that were kidnapped, and also a pastor. The kidnappers came with AK47 because some of the guys during the night search picked up about two or three bullets of AK47”, he said.

Our correspondent could however not confirm the report, as the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, could not be reached via phone call or text, as of the time of filing this report.

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