The incident occurred around 10.30am at the Gwarimpa Estate, CITEC end of the pedestrian bridge at the CITEC Junction Bus Stop, when the operatives stormed the spot where the two girls aged between 16 and 18, were standing as if waiting for somebody, and arrested them.
The two girls wearing hijab, but not covering their faces, were waiting under the pedestrian bridge when they were both arrested.
The girls were initially told to get into the waiting van by the plainclothes operatives but sensing resistance, more operatives, all plainclothes, rushed to the scene and started forcing the girls to move but the girls refused to get into the vehicles and started screaming for help.
Some traders at the scene who were not sure who the plainclothes men were tried to intervene but the operatives warned the onlookers not to intervene and started bringing out their guns.
Four of them brought out their pistols while some others brandished their AK-47 automatic rifles. They, however, did not fire any shots until and successfully bundled both girls into the Highlander and drove off, heading towards FCT metropolis.
An eyewitness said when he saw both girls standing under the bridge for a long period of time, he had a feeling that they could be terrorists hence was not surprised when the operatives came and picked them up.
When the FCT command spokesman, ASP Anjuguri Manzah, was contacted by reporters, he said he didn't know of the arrest.