Police in Cape Town has confirmed the kidnapping of an eight-year-old girl in Gatesville on Friday morning.

Police spokesperson, Joseph Swartbooi confirmed the incident, but would not divulge any details.

However, the Muslim Judicial Council has named the victim.

And reports say she was allegedly taken by two armed men in a bakkie while she was on her way to school.

The incident happened on Yusuf Gool Boulevard in Gatesville.

Swartbooi says police do want the public’s help.

“Due to the sensitive nature of the investigation, this office will not divulge any information that might jeopordise the investigation. Anyone with information is kindly requested to call Crime Stop on 08-600-10-111.”