Breaking: Tension as Gunmen Invade El-Rufai Estate Abuja, Abduct Resident

Breaking: Tension as Gunmen Invade El-Rufai Estate Abuja, Abduct Resident

  • Gunmen have invaded El-Rufai Estate in Bwari area of Abuja and abducted at least a resident
  • The victim’s wife said the kidnappers broke through the fence to gain entrance into their compound before they forcefully abducted her husband
  • Criminal gangs have plagued northwest and central Nigeria for years, raiding, looting communities, and abducting for ransom

FCT, Abuja - Residents of Kuchiko Resettlement Development Area (KRDA) located in Bwari have raised an alarm over rising cases of kidnapping within the area.

This followed the latest incident in the early hours of Saturday, September 2, in the Area, popularly known as El-Rufai Estate.

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Gunmen abduct resident in Abuja

The victim, Chinedu, was whisked away from his house within the estate.

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The victim’s wife explained that the kidnappers who were armed forcefully took away her husband after breaking through the fence to gain entrance into their compound.

Daily Trust quotes the wife as saying:

“They shot sporadically in the air to scare our family members and neighbours before taking my husband away."

Mai Baba Bego, Chairman of the area, who spoke on the latest incident, said five people have been abducted in the last couple of months.

Baba Bego said:

“We now live in fear as nobody knows who the next victim would be."

Josephine Adeh, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was unreachable for comment as of press time.

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In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that gunmen on Tuesday night, December 6, 2022, attacked a residence close to the hill in the Wuse Zone 5 area of Abuja.

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The gunmen reportedly shot two and killed one while several others missing as the gunmen escaped through the hills.

An eyewitness was quoted as saying that the gunmen shot sporadically at Amilomania Street and later moved to Toyin Street.

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Legit.ng also reported that some gunmen made an attempt on the life of the senator representing Niger East Senatorial District in Niger state, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Musa, but they did not succeed.

The Sun reported that the assassins who attacked Saturday night, December 3, 2022, trailed Musa from Abuja to his residence along the popular old Alheri Clinic road, Tunga area in Minna, the Niger state capital.

Insecurity concerns linger in Nigeria

Kidnaps for ransom have become common in several parts of Nigeria in the last decade.

Insecurity is one of the issues confronting President Bola Tinubu, who was sworn in in May.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.