[BREAKING] New Year: Bandits kidnap four Abuja residents
Abiodun Sanusi, Abuja
On Sunday, January 1, 2023, bandits attacked the Kubwa area of the nation’s capital, reportedly kidnapping four people.
This followed the statement by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.), in his last New Year message, that “the fight against banditry, kidnapping and other crimes in the northwest and other regions is gaining momentum and showing very clear results.
Our correspondent deduced that the armed bandits attacked the Baipe area of the Kubwa community at around 2 am on Sunday morning.
Sources told our correspondent that four people, all men, were allegedly kidnapped when the bandits escaped over the hills.
One of the sources said: “Four men were kidnapped; one of them is Yoruba, two are Igala and the fourth is Tiv”.
Another source revealed that during the attack, one of the victims was stabbed in the chest in the presence of his pregnant wife.
He said: “The Yoruba man was stabbed in the chest in the presence of his pregnant wife who was appealing for forgiveness. But they took him away despite his pleas and his offer of money.
When contacted by our correspondent, FCT PPRO, Josephine Adeh, she said the police would make their findings and reverse.
Adeh said: “We will confirm and get back to you, please.”
the punch reports that the New Year’s Day attack comes just four weeks after bandits on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, killed two people and kidnapped seven residents at Kubwa Extension II Relocation Estate, along the area of Arab Road of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
This newspaper also exclusively reported that the bandits had demanded N160 million as a ransom for two female victims of the December 6, 2022 attack.
However, two people, a pastor (male) and a former corps member (female), who were among the kidnapped victims were released five days later, on Sunday, December 11, 2022, after an undisclosed sum was paid to bandits as ransom. .