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Abuja: UGM Kidnap Kubwa Residents

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped two people from their homes in Byazhin, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The kidnappers are demanding N10 million as ransom, according to a neighbor of the victims.

The armed men, who stormed the hilly area close to the Lottery Quarters and few meters away from Living Faith Church at Byazhin in Kubwa, abducted a man identified as Ayodele Somorin before they also whisked away his neighbour, Oladimeji Josiah.

A resident, who identified himself as Segun, said, “Last week Friday, the gunmen were in this area around 11:45 p.m. 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 neighbor’s house through the window.

“But she thought they were residents who were trying to store the rainwater 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.”

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

Although the kidnappers did not enter his house, Mr Segun disclosed that his wife had yet to recover from the shock.

He added that a bullet fired by the gunmen pierced through his building through a window.

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


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