Gunmen, in the early hours of Sunday, abducted the district head of Kuchibuyi, a remote community on the outskirts of Kubwa in Bwari area council of FCT.
A leader in the community, who spoke to City & Crime on Monday, said Malam Isiaka Dauda was abducted in his private residence, located some meters away from his palace during an attack which lasted between 12am and 1 am.
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He said the gunmen numbering about ten, fired two gunshots on arrival, which alerted the community’s security vigilantes, adding, however, that the vigilantes had to stay off as the kidnappers aimed at them as they approached.
He said the attackers had initially forced their way into a room within the compound, before moving to another one, where they found the chief.
“They left with him without any resistance. They passed through an untarred road that leads to Bwari town,’’ he said.
There was no report of communication from the kidnappers as of Monday afternoon when our reporter visited the area.
The police area commander in Kubwa, ACP Muhammad Ndagi, who confirmed the incident, said investigation into the matter was ongoing.
The development comes three months after the traditional ruler of Bukpe community in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Hassan Shamidozhi, was abducted from his palace.
Shamidozhi regained freedom after 18 days in captivity.