Gunmen Kidnap 13 In Abuja Community, Demand N900m Ransom

Gunmen Kidnap 13 In Abuja Community, Demand N900m Ransom

Suspected gunmen have again invaded a community in the Bwari area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from where thirteen persons have been kidnapped.

The attack on Piko Community came barely a week after similar invasion by gunmen on Bmuko community in the same Bwari area council where four residents were kidnapped and are still being held by their captors.

Information revealed that the gunmen stormed the community in the wee hours of Sunday and carried out the operation that lasted for over one hour without any challenge from the security agencies.

A resident of the community who preferred anonymity told LEADERSHIP that the Madaki of the community, Chief John Jatau, confirmed the kidnap of 10 residents and four Fulani herdsmen during the attack.

He stated that one person escaped among the four herdsmen from the kidnappers’ custody.

Meanwhile, the kidnappers have demanded for a ransom of N900 million to free the abducted persons, according to the source.

“The kidnapping incident occurred last night Sunday, May 5, at about 11pm. The kidnappers raided the village for about one hour without any response, reaction from the community or outsiders.

“The major challenge the community faced last night in terms of communication to others was, as a result of no telecommunication network in the village, so they picked people from house to house. From the community, they picked about 13 people, and later released three.

“The Madaki of Piko, told me that they have called and they demanded a ransom of N900,000,000. They picked about four Fulani people and one of them was released,” he said.

He identified people abducted persons to include Nuhu Anyiwoyi, Emmanuel Nuhu, Danjuma Ali, Parisa Numa, Ezekiel Jatau, Shekwosa Ezekiel, Roseline Samuel, Salome Jacob, Abyelo Ezra, and Ezra Male.

The FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, Josephine Odeh is yet confirm or refute the incident.

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