Twitter user, Ameerah apologises for faking kidnap, explains what transpired

The Nigeria Police Force, FCT command is interrogating Ameerah Safiyanu, a Twitter user who alleged that she was abducted alongside 16 others by gunmen on Tuesday.

Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force public relations officer, who gave the hint in a twitter post on Friday, suggested possible scenarios from the abduction claim.

“As Police Interrogate “Victim” Amira Safiyanu who claimed to have been kidnapped along with 17 others by some policemen at gun point on 14th June, 2022, has been found,” he wrote via @Princemoye1

“We have some suspicions about her claims as much as we debunk the kidnap of 17 others. We have some findings to make in order to get a clearer picture of the whole scenario and take proper decision as and at when due. We will keep the general public abreast of our findings”

Safiyanu had claimed in a post on Twitter that gunmen numbering about six; four Yoruba and two Fulani, abducted her alongside 16 others including three pregnant women and two little kids.

According to her, the gunmen had disguised as policemen.

She had tweeted, “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.

“They’re 4 Yoruba and two Fulani men. They divided us up an hour ago; we’re 7 here. The other vehicle they said they will reach Ilorin and ours will reach Ibadan or Ikeja as they said.”

Earlier on Friday, the FCT Police Command on its Twitter handle said Safiyanu has been found and is currently in the hospital receiving treatment.

The Police, in a statement signed by Oduniyi Omotayo, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, for the FCT Police Commissioner, debunked the claim that the victims were kidnapped by men in uniform.

It reads, “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 following emergency lines:

“08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, While the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352.”


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