By Seun Adeuyi
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has found Safiyanu Amira, the lady who raised the alarm on Twitter after an alleged kidnap, which she said involved 17 people, including three pregnant women and two children.
In a series of tweets, Amira alleged that she and the other victims were abducted at gunpoint from different parts of Abuja last Tuesday, by men in police uniform and driven off in a van and later separated into two groups.
She had also tweeted the locations of the alleged kidnappers, saying they did not know she was with a phone.
But in a statement on Friday, the FCT police while debunking the alleged kidnapping, said it had found Amira and she “is currently safe in Police custody.”
“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 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.”