Police in the FCT on Friday said they have found Safiyanu Amira, who tweeted that she and 17 others were abducted by armed men in police uniform on June 14 in Abuja.
The lady sent an SOS message earlier in the week via her Twitter handle, @ameerah_sufyan. Her message immediately went viral and got the attention of the police.
In a statement, the Command’s spokesperson Oduniyi Omotayo debunked Amirah’s kidnapping claim.
According to him, Amira is currently in the hospital receiving medical attention.
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.”