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Gunmen invade Abuja estate and kidnap residents

Gunmen invade Abuja estate and kidnap residents

Residents of Kuchiko Resettlement Development Area (KRDA) located in Bwari have raised an alarm over rising cases of kidnapping within the area.

This followed the latest incident in the early hours of Saturday in the Area, popularly known as El-Rufai Estate.

The victim, Chinedu, was whisked away from his house within the estate.

The victim’s wife told Daily Trust that the kidnappers who were armed forcefully took away her husband after breaking through the fence to gain entrance into their compound.

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“They shot sporadically in the air to scare our family members and neighbours before taking my husband away, ” the wife said.

They were yet to establish contact with the family by press time.

Chairman of the Kuchiko Resettlement Development Area, Mai Baba Bego, who confirmed this disclosed that the latest incident has brought to five, the number of kidnapping cases that have occurred in the area in the last couple of months.

“We now live in fear as nobody knows who the next victim would be,” Baba Bego said.

He called for the deployment of security personnel to the area to avert further incidents.
Police Public Relations Officer of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Josephine Adeh, was unreachable for comment at the time of filing this report.

Jude Ogbonna

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