HomeNewsGunmen Invades,  kidnap 13 in Bwari Area Council, Abuja  demand N900m ransom

Gunmen Invades,  kidnap 13 in Bwari Area Council, Abuja  demand N900m ransom

At least thirteen people were kidnapped in Abuja by gunmen terrorizing the Federal Capital Territory. The victims were abducted on Sunday after the gunmen stormed Piko, a remote community in Bwari Area Council of the nation’s capital.

The kidnapping operation reportedly lasted for an hour without any intervention from security operatives, marking the latest attack on the Council.

Gunmen, source; Google



According to a source familiar with the situation, the gunmen are demanding a ransom of N900 million Naira. The Madaki of the community, Chief John Jatau, confirmed that 10 residents were kidnapped from his domain, including four nomadic Fulani herdsmen. One of the Fulani herdsmen managed to escape from the kidnappers’ custody.

The kidnapped individuals from the community who are still with their abductors include Nuhu Anyiwoyi, Emmanuel Nuhu, Danjuma Ali, Parisa Numa, Ezekiel Jatau, Shekwosa Ezekiel, Roseline Samuel, Salome Jacob, Abyelo Ezra, and Ezra Male.

The source revealed that the kidnapping occurred on Sunday night at around 11 pm, with the kidnappers raiding the village for about an hour without encountering any resistance from the community or outsiders. Communication challenges arose due to the lack of telecommunication network in the village, leading the kidnappers to pick people house to house.

Out of the thirteen people picked from the community, three were later released. The kidnappers have demanded a ransom of N900 million for the release of the remaining captives.

It’s worth noting that the Federal Capital Territory FCT Minister, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, recently provided logistical support, including motorcycles for hard-to-reach areas, to security agencies in the territory.

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