Ameerah Sufiyanu, a Twitter user who claimed she was abducted from her home last week, has been detained by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.

Sufiyanu took to Twitter to claim that she and 16 other people had been kidnapped.

Last week, the police issued a statement denying her kidnapping claim and informing the public that she had been found.

Ameerah apologized on Twitter on Monday, June 20 to the general public, the police, friends, and family for raising a false alarm.

She claimed she was never abducted, but rather left her house and went into the bush, where she starved herself and became dehydrated.

“Good day all, I would like to formally apologise to the general public, to the whole police department, and my friends and family for misleading them with the below tweet.

Nothing of such happened and it was all just my delusions and negative thinking.

“I intentionally took myself out of our house, went to these locations, entered bushes and dehydrated and starved myself for four days just like that; there was no kidnapping, nothing at all. I truly apologise and please pray for me, I need it.”she tweeted

The FCT police command says Ameerah is in police custody as an investigation is ongoing.