Unknown gunmen kidnap reverend father in Abuja

Unknown gunmen kidnap reverend father in Abuja

- The insecurity bedeviling the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja is still a source of concern as security agencies appear overwhelmed

- A Catholic priest has been kidnapped in the latest abduction recorded in the Nigerian capital

- The incident is coming days after 5 siblings were kidnapped in similar circumstances

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Daily Trust is reporting that gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a reverend father, Matthew Dajo, of the St Anthony Catholic Church, in Yangoji village, Kwali area council in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

A resident of the area, who simply identified himself as Saleh said the incident happened on Sunday, November 22 around 9:47:pm.

He said the gunmen scaled through the fence of the victim’s house while others positioned themselves outside, before entering the reverend father’s bedroom whisking him away.

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Unknown gunmen kidnap reverend father in Abuja
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When contacted, the spokesperson of the FCT police command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, confirmed the abduction of the reverend father.

“Some Nigerians have been commenting on the incident on social media.

Ogunjimi Babajide Adeniji wrote on Twitter:

“We are now in a confirmed Banana Republic.”

Hassan Juliana wrote:

“The kidnappers shot in the air to scare neighbours and no one was killed, but Nigeria police shot in the air and Mr. Ifeanyi was killed.”

Abdullahi Yunus wrote:

“Buhari will never stop bandits, in fact, he's proud of them.”

Legit.ng earlier reported that kidnappers have abducted five siblings in Pegi community in Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The kidnapped siblings were forcefully taken away around 11:00 pm on Monday, November 16 when unknown gunmen invaded their house in an estate in the area.

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The kidnappers have since contacted the family of the victims asking for N300million ransom to be paid for their release.

Recall that at least 15 people were killed on Sunday, November 15 and many others abducted when kidnappers blocked the Kaduna-Abuja expressway around 5 pm.

The incident happened around Gidan Busa, a village not far away from Rijana, which is 133 kilometres from Abuja.

It was gathered that nearly 20 vehicles were forced to stop at the bushy and sloppy location when the gunmen laid siege.

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