Gunmen invade Abuja village, kidnap 13, demand N900m ransom

Gunmen invade Abuja village, kidnap 13, demand N900m ransom

May 7, 2024

Gunmen on Sunday night invaded Piko, a remote community in Bwari Area Council of the nation’s capital, Abuja, allegedly kidnapping 13 persons.

The operation which reportedly lasted for an hour without any challenge, is the latest attack on the Council.

A community source said the Madaki of the community, Chief John Jatau also confirmed that 10 residents were kidnapped from his domain, including four nomadic Fulani herdsmen.

He noted that out of the four Fulani, one escaped from the kidnappers custody, and that the kidnappers have demanded for a ransom of N900 million Naira.

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According to him, the following people were kidnapped from his community and are still with their abductors, Nuhu Anyiwoyi, Emmanuel Nuhu, Danjuma Ali, Parisa Numa, Ezekiel Jatau
Shekwosa Ezekiel, Roseline Samuel, Salome Jacob, Abyelo Ezra, and Ezra Male.

The source said, “the kidnapping incident occurred last night being Sunday 05/05/2024, 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 house to house.

“From the community they picked about 13 people, and later released three.

“The Madakin Piko informed me that they have called and they said they need the ramson of N900 million. They picked about four Fulani people and one of them later escaped.”

The Federal Capital Territory FCT Minister, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike had recently provided logistic support, including motorcycles for hard-to-reach areas, for security agencies in the territory.

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