Gunmen in the early hours of Sunday morning invaded Kuchiko Relocation Development Area (KRDA) in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where they kidnapped a resident and his son.
Daily Trust gathered that the gunmen, numbering over 20, stormed the area, popularly known as El-Rufa’i Estate, at about 12.am and shot sporadically.
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It was gathered that the invaders, who operated for about an hour, proceeded to the house of another resident and attempted to kidnap him.
However, the arrival of soldiers from the Defence College, Bwari, saved the situation after a gun battle with the gunmen.
Some residents of the area who recounted their ordeal, called on the authorities to beef up security around the satellite areas.
The satellite towns in the FCT have been experiencing incidents of kidnapping for a while now, especially in Gwagwalada and Kuje area councils.
The Bwari Area Council Divisional Police Officer (DPO) could not be reached for comments.
In a separate incident, kidnappers abducted a man, Mohammed Dayere Ubo, and his 13-year-old son, Nasiru Mohammed, at Awawa community in Kwali Area Council of the FCT.
A resident, identified as Hamza, said the incident happened last Thursday at about 12.am after gunmen invaded the community.
A member of the victims’ family who preferred anonymity told our reporter that contact had been established and the kidnappers were demanding N10m ransom.
The spokesperson of the FCT Police Command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, was yet to pick calls or reply to a text message to confirm the incident.