Kidnappers in a rage in Abuja
RESIDENTS of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, are now living in palpable fear as the kidnappers now operate freely, unhindered by security agents.
Around midnight Thursday, four gunmen climbed over a fence at the home of Punch Newspapers reporter Okechukwu Nnodima in Abuja, occasionally firing into the air.
After Nnodim told them that he had no money at home, they took him away with the two young children of his neighbor’s widow, a teenager, and another twenty-year-old man.
Nnodim and his neighbors live on the Arab Road in Qubwa.
24 hours later, the kidnappers contacted the journalist’s sister, who lives in Lagos, and demanded a ransom of $ 10 million. On Friday, the deadline for payment is 13:00.
GoFundMe has called on supporters to help the family fulfill the request as negotiations continue.
The kidnapping of Nnodim and his two young neighbors was the latest in a long list of kidnappings that caught the public’s attention. Although many are underestimated.
Between September 2020 and 4 February 2021, at least over 1,000 people were abducted under the FCT, and family members paid hundreds of millions of hay to secure their release.
Earlier this week, the father and two brothers of Bwari County Council Chairman John Makam were abducted around 1am after the kidnappers entered their home, shooting occasionally in the air.
The abductors left a telephone number by which they could be contacted.
January 26 seven children and one adult were abducted from a shelter in the Abaji District Council.
In November, 22 people and a Catholic priest were abducted in Pei Leilei and Yangoji, both in the Kvali province council.
Always in November[b], a young man was taken from his home in Kubwe by four gunmen who broke into their home after occasional shooting in the air.[/b]
He was chosen to replace his mother, who could not climb over the fence of their complex, which was already closed.
In two separate October episodes 18 people were abducted at the Kuje District Council. While three were taken from their farms, 15 were ambushed when they returned congratulating a newly appointed political official.…
In September 2020, more than 30 residents of Tunga Maje, a community along the Zuba-Gwagwalada road, were taken away by gunmen who stormed the village in the middle of the night.
the police promised that his men would attack all kidnappers in the state.
Source: – Tribune