Gunmen on Sunday abducted a man and his son at Kuchiko, an area in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.
The gunmen were said to have invaded the community at midnight and abducted the two victims.
The PUNCH however learnt that they made attempt to abduct more residents but the operation was foiled by some soldiers.
An eyewitness said, “We started hearing the sound of gunshots around 12 in the night. The gunmen were like 20 in number.
“They kidnapped two people. They are father and son and they could have kidnapped more but for the arrival of soldiers.
“They engaged in a gun battle with the gunmen. Their operations lasted for about an hour.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, Mariam Yusuf, confirmed the abduction.
She said the policemen were on the trail of the gunmen.
“Two persons were abducted. We have launched a strategic operation to rescue the victims unhurt and we are trailing the suspects,” Yusuf said.