- Kidnappers have struck again for the umpteenth time in the Nigerian capital, Abuja
- This time, a widow and her son are the latest victims in what is now a reoccurring issue
- The incident has been reported to the police in the area where it happened
Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a widow, Mrs. Hannatu Tukura, alongside her 30-year-old son, Takpeyilo Tukura in Abuja.
According to Daily Trust, the incident happened near Tiza Junction in Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory.
A resident of the community, simply identified as Benjamin, said the incident happened around 8:12 pm on Sunday, October 20, when the woman, her son and two other women were travelling to Rubochi village.
He said Takpeyilo was driving and on approaching the junction, gunmen appeared from the bush and flagged the vehicle down, opened the door and ordered the woman and her son out of the vehicle and whisked them away into the bush.
“The gunmen wanted to also go with the elderly woman and the nursing mother who were inside the vehicle, but when they discovered that the elderly woman looked sick and was old, they spared her and one other that was carrying a newly born baby,” he said.
He said the kidnappers were yet to establish contact with the families but said the incident has been reported to the police in the area.
Reacting to the incident, the chairman of Kuje area council, Abdullahi Suleiman Sabo, condemned the latest kidnap.
He sympathised with the families of the kidnapped victims while assuring people of the council that his government would not tolerate bandits blackmail.
Similarly, gunmen on Tuesday, October 15 invaded Malum community in Ardo-Kola local government area of Taraba state and kidnapped one Reverend Solomon Jediel.
The assailants contacted the family members shortly after and informed them to start saving money for his ransom
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