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Gunmen Invade Houses , Abduct 2 In Kubwa


Gunmen Break Into Houses, Abduct 2 In Byazhin, Kubwa In The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

Gunmen, are reported to have stormed the hilly area close to the Lottery Quarters and few metres away from Living Faith Church at Byazhin in Kubwa. 

A young man Mr Ayodele Somorin was abducted first before they whisked away his neighbour, Mr Oladimeji Josiah.

According to a neigbour who simply identified as Segun, while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria, revealed that the men, who were abducted about five days ago, were still at the kidnappers’ den.

He said, 

“ Last week Friday, the gunmen were in this area around 11:45pm. Although I went for a church vigil, my wife and children were at home.

“My wife said earlier before the attack, she saw two people around a neighbour’s house through the window but she thought they were residents who were trying to store the rain water because it showered that night.

“ However, after they broke into the first house and took away Somorin, they went to the second house where they shot sporadically before kidnapping Mr Josiah.

“ When they entered the third house, unfortunately for them, nobody was at home but they upturned everything in the house in their search,” Segun narrated.

He said though the kidnappers did not enter his house, his wife was yet to recover from the shock as one of the bullets entered his house through one of his windows.

“ I thank God nobody was hit by the bullet,” he said.

He said the armed men demanded for N10 million ransom each to free the abductees.

When the News Agency of Nigeria visited the families of the victims, their wives, in separate chats, narrated their experiences.

For Victoria, Somorife, last Friday was a day to remember.

“We were already asleep when they came. We woke up when the gunmen started banging the entrance door, shouting: ‘Open the door.’

“We locked ourselves in the toilet together with the children. When they gained access into the sitting room, they headed to the toilet forcing the door opened.

“About seven of them, armed with guns, ordered us to come out and sit down in the sitting room, while others were outside flashing powerful torch-lights. They said they did not come to hurt us,” she said.

Victoria said that the gunmen ransacked the house, made away with their money, laptop, phones, shoes, body creams and food stuff.

“My husband was then ordered to put on his footwear and they took him away,” she said.

She said she became cold when she began to hear gunshots as soon as they went to her neighbour’s residence.

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