“The victim was killed while trying to rescue a man that was being forced into a black Prado SUV by the gunmen”
One person was shot dead by gunmen suspected to be armed robbers at about 8:45pm, on Wednesday, at Gana Street in the Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, while another was abducted.
Some residents claimed that the victim was killed while trying to rescue a man that was being forced into a black Prado SUV by the gunmen.
The source noted that the SUV was parked at Gana Street, where the victim was shot in the head by one of the gunmen, leading to instant death.
Another source claimed that the suspects escaped with a victim while the body of the deceased was still on the street during the night.
Accusing fingers are however being pointed at the young men who usually loitered around the area, adding that in recent times, supermarkets and pharmaceutical stores in Maitama had become their targets.
This was as residents alleged that the police had abandoned the area despite complaints.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for FCT command Josephine Adeh has confirmed the incident.