Abuja robbers kill good Samaritan, abduct car owner

At least one person was shot dead and another abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Wednesday on Gana Street in the Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory.

Residents, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said the victim was killed while trying to rescue a man that was being forced into a black Prado Sports Utility Vehicle by the gunmen.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the SUV was parked at 44, Gana Street, where the victim was shot in the head by one of the gunmen.

A police source, however, noted that it was a car theft.

He said, “The armed robbers probably traced the man to the location because he had just purchased the car. They tried to snatch the car from him. In the process, the guy who was shot believed that it was a street fight; unknown to him, it was a robbery and he was shot. He was later rushed to a hospital, but unfortunately, he died.

“The man that was abducted was later found, and he is getting better now. The police were with him last night and we are doing our best to track the car as we believe it will be useless to them; the car will definitely stop somewhere.”

Confirming the incident on Thursday, the FCT police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, said the police were investigating the incident.

She said, “The Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, has been working round the clock to ensure that the FCT is safe and secure for everyone to go about their businesses.”

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