- Some gunmen have kidnapped two members of a family in Abuja
- The victims were kidnapped in the early hours of Sunday, May 23
- This has caused panic among residents of the estate
Kuchiko Relocation Development Area (KRDA) in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has been invaded by gunmen.
Daily Trust reports that the place was invaded in the early hours of Sunday, May 23. The news outlet reports that a resident and his son were kidnapped during the attack.
The gunmen who were reported to be over twenty, stormed the area, popularly known as El-Rufa’i Estate, at 12 midnight and started shooting sporadically.
It was gathered that the invaders, who operated for an hour, later proceeded to the house of another resident and attempted to kidnap him.
However, the timely arrival of soldiers from the Defence College, Bwari, saved the situation after a gun battle with the gunmen.
In another report, Usman Baba, the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), put the commissioners of police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Plateau state on the alert over possible attacks by Boko Haram members.
This was contained in a circular dated Wednesday, May 19, 2021, and addressed to the two commissioners of police and signed by the principal staff officer to the IGP, Idowu Owohunwa.
Legit.ng gathered that he said the intelligence report revealed terrorists were planning to attack Abuja and Jos. According to the newspaper, the circular with reference number TB: 0900/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.TI/47 was titled, ‘Terror elements to expand frontiers of attack.’
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF)'s quest to deal with Boko Haram, armed banditry, and other criminal activities received a major boost.
It was reported that on Thursday, May 20, NAF inducted 3 new JF-17 multi-role Thunder aircraft acquired by the President Muhammdu Buhari-led administration into its inventory.
According to the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, NAF under President Buhari inducted 26 brand-new aircraft into its inventory.
The Nigerian leader who was represented at the event by the minister of defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (retd.), said his administration would continue to work to tackle the challenges of terrorism.