According to a report by The PUNCH, the Federal Capital Territory Police Command has disclosed that it has found the missing 17-year-old Safiyanu Amira.
This is as the security agency debunked reports that Amira and seventeen others were abducted at gunpoint by armed men in police uniform on 14th of June 2022 in Abuja.
This was contained in a statement on Friday by the command’s Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Oduniyi Omotayo, and titled, ‘FCT police find missing Safiyanu Amira; debunks the kidnapping of 17 other by armed men in police uniform’.
According to him, Amira is currently in the hospital receiving medical attention as demanded by global best practices.
The statement read, “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 good 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 to the Police through the emergency lines.”
The PUNCH had earlier reported that Amirah alleged on Twitter that she and other 16 victims were abducted at gunpoint from different parts of Abuja by men in police uniforms and a van.
On her Twitter handle, @ameerah_sufyan, wrote, “Please whoever has my WhatsApp number I sent a broadcast message of my location.
“We were abducted at gunpoint by people with police uniforms and a van from our houses from different parts of Abuja.
“We’re 17 including three pregnant women and two little kids. They didn’t see my phone.”
Shortly after the first tweet, Sufyan gave details of her captors, adding that they were being transported to the western part of the country.
“They’re four yoruba and two Fulani men. They divided us up an hour ago. We’re seven here,” she tweeted.
She added, “The other vehicle they said they will reach Ilorin and ours will reach Ibadan or Ikeja as they said.”