- Kidnappers have forced some people to relocate from a community in Abuja
- Those mostly affected include Anguwar Hausawa and Kekeshi communities
- Despite efforts of police and vigilante, the criminals are reported to be returning to the area
Kidnappers have forced residents of Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to abandon their homes to seek accommodation in other areas.
According to reports, residents of Anguwar Hausawa and Kekeshi communities have been the worst-hit.
This comes despite the efforts of police and members of the vigilante group in the area.
Daily Trust reports that the bandits have no particular people it targets. They kidnap from civil servants to politicians to ordinary citizens.
In fact, a resident said he decided to leave after some kidnappers were killed but their comrade was still able to kidnap four people.
Another resident, a teacher identified as Mrs Christiana said she could not cope and had to relocate because the sound of their guns alone can cause high blood pressure.
Legit.ng reported that unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a widow, Mrs. Hannatu Tukura, alongside her 30-year-old son, Takpeyilo Tukura in Abuja.
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.
Also recall that no fewer than 20 residents have been abducted by some suspected gunmen in Tunga Maji, a suburb of Abuja early Thursday morning, September 10.
Although the figure could not be immediately confirmed, Premium Times reports that a resident noted that after prolonged shooting in the community that lies near Zuba at least 20 people were kidnapped.
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Anjugur Manzah, the police spokesperson for the Federal Capital Territory, speaking to the news publication said he was working on a statement on the attack.