An eyewitness, Austin John, a resident in Nigeria Post Army Estate, Kurudu, Abuja, has confirmed the abduction of two persons from the Estate, by armed men, who invaded their residences on Thursday.
According to John, the armed kidnappers stormed the phase 2 area of the Estate, at about 10 p.m shooting sporadically.
He said despite the Nigerian Army and the estate security interference, the Kidnappers gained entrance into the residence of Cyril Adikwu and successfully abducted the man’s wife and one of his in-laws.
Disclosing that Adikwu narrowly escaped abduction, John said:
“It all started at about 10:00. We suddenly started hearing gunshots, and immediately we knew something was wrong. I quickly went out to make sure my gate was well locked. Then we heard the gunshot in the barrister’s house, and then we alerted the estate’s management, who immediately swung into action. In a short time, army people came around and started shooting too, but before they came, the kidnappers had taken the wife and one of the in-laws of the barrister.
“This is really traumatizing because we could not sleep throughout the night due to fear of the kidnappers coming back. President Tinubu should please help Nigerians put an end to this barbaric act by the kidnappers.”
Meanwhile, in the wake of kidnapping in the Federal Capital Territory, the FCT Command of the Nigerian Police Force, through its spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, has announced the arrest of a Notorious Abuja Kidnapper.
The Command spokesperson Friday statement reads:
“The FCT Police Command wishes to confirm the arrest of one Chinaza Phillip, a notorious Abuja kidnapper by police operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command on Thursday 18th January, 2024.
“The suspect has been handed over to FCT police Command today being Friday 19th January, 2024, and currently in police custody.”