Panic As Kidnappers Demand N20 Million to Release Abuja Landlords

Panic As Kidnappers Demand N20 Million to Release Abuja Landlords

  • The Asokoro area in the FCT is no longer peaceful, as criminal activities have become the order of the day
  • Gunmen recently abducted two landlords and are making a huge demand as ransom, but the vigilantes in the area are working closely with the police to ensure the safe rescue of the victims
  • However, residents have expressed deep concern over the audacious operation, questioning the safety of their community

FCT, Abuja - Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped two landlords in the Asokoro extension area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

FCT, Abuja landlords, police
FCT police reportedly working with vigilantes to secure the release of the landlords. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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The Punch reported that the gunmen attacked on Sunday, December 3, and are demanding N20 million as ransom for the release of the victims.

How gunmen kidnapped the landlords understands that the armed men pointed a gun at one of the landlords in the area whom they used to gain access to the second victim, also a landlord.

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A resident of the area, identified simply as James, disclosed that the other victim was making his way into his house when the armed men whisked him away, The Guardian reported.

A source who pleaded anonymity also revealed that the kidnappers had reached out to the families and demanded N20 million for their release.

FCT police yet to react to kidnap

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the FCT police, Josephine Adeh, is yet to react to the development.

However, the Asokoro commander of the vigilante group of Nigeria, Mohammed Seidu, confirmed the sad incident and hinted that an effort was ongoing with the police to rescue the victims.

Gunmen kidnap Catholic priest in Imo

Earlier, reported that a Catholic priest, Rev Fr Kingsley Eze, popularly known as Father Ichie, had been kidnapped alongside another person identified as Uchenna Newman by unknown gunmen.

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Father Ichie is the priest in charge of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Parish in Umuekebi, Osuoweerre autonomous community in the Isiala Mbano local government area of Imo state.

It was gathered that the priest and Newman, who drove the priest in a Volvo jeep, were kidnapped at Orieama Junction around 8pm on Thursday, November 30.

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Also, reported that gunmen on Wednesday, November 29, attacked the Cross River Ministry of Education and shot at an accountant.

The gunmen reportedly trailed the accountant from a bank where he had gone to make some withdrawals to the old Government Secretariat near Government House in Calabar and was shot in the thigh.


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