Police find missing Ameerah Sufyan, debunk kidnap rumour

-O. Adejo

Ameerah Sufyan, a Twitter user who was allegedly kidnapped a few days ago by gunmen in police uniform, was found on Friday, according to the FCT Police Command.

The police also denied reports that 17 more people had been kidnapped by armed men dressed in police uniforms.

Ameerah had previously reported that she and others had been kidnapped at gunpoint by armed men in police uniforms a few days ago.

The FCT command, however, said Ameerah is currently in its custody, according to ASP Oduniyi Omotayo, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer.

“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 NPF FCT Command around 1:00 pm and to state that Safiyanu Amira is currently safe in Police custody,” the statement read in part.

“While she is currently in the hospital receiving medical attention in accordance with global best practices, the investigation continues, and the results will be communicated later.”

“While commending the gallantry of the Tactical and Investigative apparatus detailed on the case, the Commissioner of Police FCT Command CP Babaji Sunday psc appreciated the members of the public for their calm maintained and the various degrees of useful information given to the Police.”

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