There was confusion in the Tungan-Maje community of Gwagwalada Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where two persons were on Tuesday abducted.
According to an eyewitness, a police officer was shot while trying to foil the abduction.
A resident, Ibrahim Saidu, said the gunmen in their numbers went on rampage as they engaged the police and some members of the vigilante in a shootout.
Saidu said the gunmen, who first attacked residents of Anguwar Samu in Tungan-Maje, whisked away two persons after an exchange of gunfire that lasted over an hour.
According to him, after the police were overpowered, the kidnappers proceeded to the new poultry area of the council where they also abducted two residents.
He said the police officer and a vigilante member, who sustained injuries in the incident, have been taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.
All efforts to speak with the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Maryam Yusuf, were futile.
She didn’t respond to calls or text messages for enquiries.