Federal Capital Territory Police Command has confirmed that six staff of University of Abuja were kidnapped by gunmen.
TOS NEWS had reported that the suspected bandits invaded the staff quarters located at the GIRI area of the FCT in the early hours of Tuesday.
In a statement, FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, said additional tactical and conventional policing resources have been dispatched to the University of Abuja main and satellite campuses.
He stated that he has directed the operatives to guard the staff quarters and other affiliate formations of the university, to fortify security, improve public safety and protect citizens in and around the university community.
He added that a combined team of the police and Nigerian Army 176 Guards Battalion have been mobilised to the area to protect the residents.
He also stressed that effort are ongoing by the security agents to rescue the victims from captivity.