Unidentified gunmen

Again, Gunmen invade Abuja community, abduct two

NEWS DIGEST – Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a man and his brother-in-law at Gbazango extension, Kubwa, Abuja.

This is coming barely three weeks after a Punch reporter was kidnapped in the same community.

Punch Newspaper gathered that the fully-armed five-man gang invaded the residence of their victim, identified as Mr Peter, and whisked him away along with his brother-in-law at 12 am on Friday.

The hoodlums also shot three vigilante members who attempted to disrupt their operation.

A neighbour to the victims, Desmond, said the gunmen fired heavily for a long time before gaining access to Peter’s house, adding that the police response to distress calls was slow.

According to him, the police from the Byazhin police station showed up long after the kidnappers had taken away their victims.

Edmond stated, “Our boys (vigilante members) were lucky because they could have been killed. The kidnappers shot three of them and also took away Peter and his brother-in-law. They also went away with two phones’; we have been calling Peter’s line but the phone was switched off.’’

The FCT police spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, asked for time to confirm the development.