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Kidnapppers abduct 2 women in Abuja council

She said she was asleep and her daughters were in their room when the kidnapppers entered the house after scaling through the low fence.

Kidnappers have abducted two women, Christiana Isa Attah and Favor David, behind Anguwar Kpokpolobi community in Naharati, Abaji Area Council, FCT.

Mother of the two victims, Mrs. Ruth Attah, a retired school teacher, told our reporter at her residence yesterday, that the incident happened around midnight on Saturday.

She said she was asleep and her daughters were in their room when the kidnapppers entered the house after scaling through the low fence.

She said they broke one of the windows and went to the room where her two daughters were asleep  and bundled them away at gunpoint.

“When the girls noticed that the kidnapppers were breaking down the window,  they ran to my room to hide, but the gunmen followed them to my room and took us away,” she said.

According to her, the kidnappers spared her some few metres away from the house after noticing that she could not trek for long due to her old age.

“It was after we crossed the river and I could no longer trek that the other gang members who were behind me asked me to go back home while they went away with my two daughters,” she added.

A resident of the area, who preferred anonymity, said the kidnappers carried out the operation for over an hour while shooting into the air to scare people from engaging them.

“No security man came here when the kidnapppers were shooting into the air for over one hour,” he said.

Daily Trust learnt that until that fateful day, the woman and her children had always passed the night at neighbours’ house and returned home in the morning for fear of kidnappers as her house was just few metres away from a river.

It was also gathered that one of the woman’s daughters, who is a class teacher in the area, was preparing for her wedding next month.

The spokesperson of the FCT police command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, did not pick calls or reply to a text message sent to her phone to confirm the latest kidnap incident in the area.

 

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