Security beefed up over alleged abduction in Abuja

Security beefed up over alleged abduction in Abuja


Security has been beefed up around Zuma Community, Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, following alleged abduction of some unidentified persons by gunmen.


The victims, were said to have been kidnapped at different locations within the area Council.

Report of the incident was sketchy as at the time of filing this report, but, investigations revealed that while some were abducted at public centres, others were picked up in a farm.

According to one of the witnesses, who did not want her name in print: “Josephine Danlami was one of the victims. She was kidnapped while coming out of Zuma 1 village to Bwari town.

Another witness, 23-year old Isiah Bamayi, a Gbagyi indigene by tribe was also kidnapped while working on his father’s farm.

“He was kidnapped while working together with his father and other family members on the farm. He was packing harvested yams and other produce on the farm when the intruders took her away,” she explained.

It was further learnt that the kidnappers have reached out to the families of the victims to pay a ransom of N3, 000, 000 per person.

The Chairman of the Area Council, Mr John Gabaya who confirmed tge incident, said all the victims have regained their freedom after their family members paid the ransom.

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According to him: “The people were kidnapped within the first three days of the year were released yesterday (Sunday) by kidnappers and we are thanking God today for what he has done.

“Two sets of people were kidnapped. The first set of people were three and the second was also three”, he said.

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