Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Department of State Services operative during an attack on residents in Abaji, Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Saturday.
The hoodlums also reportedly killed a vigilante member during the incident which occurred overnight.
The armed men were said to have invaded the community in their numbers and attacked a DSS outpost in the area.
During the exchange of gunshots with the DSS operatives, the gunmen successfully kidnapped a DSS operative.
Our correspondent could not confirm if the gang had demanded a ransom for the abducted officer.
The FCT police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, said she did not have information on the incident and referred inquiries to the DSS.
But the spokesman to the secret police, Peter Afunanya, had yet to respond to inquiries as of the time of filing this report.
Our correspondent reports that Abaji has become notorious for criminal activities, including abductions of residents and travellers on the Abuja-Lokoja highway.