Following a confirmation by the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Police of the murder of seven officers and one civilian by unknown gunmen stationed at a Police Post at the junction of Galadimawa roundabout before Sun City Estate Lokogoma axis, Abuja, residents living close to the area have reduced their movements for fear of the unknown.
Kapital FM correspondents who visited the area said the busy and heavy traffic road now witnessed few vehicular movements as residents now ply alternative routes to their offices and locations.
However most residents living at Sunnyville, Sun City, in Kabusa, Lokogoma said they were not aware of the ugly incidence.
Some police officers were seen on Tuesday in group of four probably discussing the sad occurrence that befell their colleagues.
Hawkers were seen going about their normal businesses, selling phone chargers, slippers, bread, corn, fruit, beverages and lot more.
A statement by the FCT Police Spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manza, says the Police have launched a manhunt for the perpetrators of the act.
In the statement. the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Sadiq Abubakar Bello, reassured members of the public that the Command has deployed proactive security measures to protect lives and properties in
the Federal Capital Territory.
He stated this on Tuesday during his visit to Galadimawa roundabout for on-the-spot assessment of the incident that claimed the lives of some policemen during a fierce gun battle with some dare-devil men of the underworld.
While commiserating with families of the deceased policemen, who paid the supreme price while serving their fatherland, the Commissioner of Police assured law-abiding FCT residents and the public that the Command has set machinery in motion to arrest the fleeing assailants and bring them to justice.
“The Command Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CIID, have commenced investigation to unmask the identities of the criminal elements behind the dastardly act”, the statement added.