Breaking: Gunmen shoot pregnant woman, abduct husband, 2 others in Abuja

Breaking: Gunmen shoot pregnant woman, abduct husband, 2 others in Abuja

- Some gunmen have stormed Kwaita community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) wreaking havoc

- The recent attack on residents led to the abduction of three people and a pregnant woman getting shot

- The woman was in a commercial vehicle when the bandits opened fire on it

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A report by Daily Trust indicates that no fewer than three persons have been abducted in a fresh attack as gunmen raided Kwaita community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to the report, a pregnant woman was shot during the raid that took place around 11 pm in Kwali Area Council on Wednesday, March 3.

It was gathered that one of the kidnapped victims is the husband of the pregnant woman.

Breaking: Gunmen shoot pregnant woman, abduct husband, 2 others in Abuja
A pregnant woman was shot and three others abducted in Abuja. Photo credit: @PoliceNG
Source: Twitter

A resident, who preferred anonymity told the newspaper that the kidnappers invaded the houses of their victims shooting sporadically before whisking them away.

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The resident went on to note that the pregnant woman sustained injuries as she was hit by a stray bullet.

He also said the kidnappers wanted to take the woman with them but they found out she had been injured and was pregnant.

She has, however, been taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment in Gwagwalada.

Meanwhile, ASP Maryam Yusuf, the spokesperson of the FCT police command, said one kidnap victim was rescued after a fierce gun battle with the kidnappers.

While noting that a police officer sustained injuries during the fight, Yusuf added that efforts were being made to nab the kidnappers and rescue the other victims.

Meanwhile, reported that Ruwan Tofa town in Maru local government area of Zamfara was on Wednesday, March 3, attacked by some gunmen who succeeded in kidnapping 60 villagers in their deadly operation.

The criminals also razed a lot of shops, cars, properties including houses worth many millions of naira.

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A resident who spoke with journalists without revealing his name claimed although no casualty has been recorded, almost half of the town was burnt down while residents have all fled the area.

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Oluwatobi Bolashodun is a journalist with six years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from Babcock University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Oluwatobi is a Current Affairs Editor, mostly writing on political, educational, and business topics. She uses her team spirit to encourage others to work hard.


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