The Nigerian Police Force has found Safiyanu Amira and 17 others reportedly kidnapped in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Applesbite recalls that Amira had in a tweet claimed that she and seventeen others were abducted at gunpoint by armed men in police uniform on the 14th of June 2022 in Abuja.
However, in a statement made available to reporters on Friday morning, the FCT Police Command said Amira and others were kidnapped as claimed.
The statement said that Amira is currently in the hospital receiving medical attention.
The statement read; “The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command wishes to categorically debunk the viral news of the alleged kidnapping of one Safiyanu Amira and seventeen (17) others who were reportedly abducted at gunpoint by Armed men in Police uniform on Tuesday 14th June 2022 at about 1:00 pm and to state that Safiyanu Amira is currently safe in Police custody.
“While she is currently in the hospital receiving medical attention as demanded by global best practices, the investigation continues and findings will be communicated subsequently.”
“The Commissioner of Police FCT Command CP Babaji Sunday psc while commending the gallantry of the Tactical and Investigative apparatus detailed on the case, appreciated the members of the public for their calm maintained and the various degrees of useful information given to the Police.
“He enjoined the good people of the FCT not to relent in partnering with the police, especially towards the rendition of information, to remain vigilant, and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence.”
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