FCT Minister of State Ramatu Aliyu has condemned the abduction of the former Vice-Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Mohammed Baba, and some councillors by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
In a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr Austine Elemue, on Sunday in Abuja, the minister described the incident as unfortunate and heinous.
She regretted that the cases of abduction had become rampant, especially in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT.
Aliyu, who assured residents that the FCT Administration would take drastic measures to address the menace, urged them to remain calm, as efforts were being made to rescue the abductees.
“It is regrettable and unfortunate that we are still having cases of abduction and kidnapping in the FCT.
“It is particularly saddening because this is the seat of government. We must do everything possible to put an end to these senseless killings and abductions of residents.
“I want to appeal to residents, especially those in the area councils, to remain calm as the FCT Administration is working to protect their lives and property.
“I also want to assure them that the security agencies are on top of the situation,” the minister stated.
It would be recalled that some gunmen stormed the Pegi community in Kuje Area Council on Sunday and abducted the ex-council vice-chairman, some councillors and political aides.