Gunmen Stage Mass Abduction in Abuja, Demand N200m Ransom



 

 

Some gunmen on Wednesday, March 24, raided residents of Kiyi town in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), abducting a minimum of four persons, Daily Trust has reported.

According to the newspaper, One Mr. Salami Olalekan who is reportedly a member of staff of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCTA) is among the kidnap victims.

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It was learned that William Salami, an elder brother of the victim, said the abductors made a requirement of N200 million, N50 million for every hostage.

He said:

“The kidnappers called once, asked for N50 million ransom for one person, and once they came.
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“When they raided the homes, they didn’t carry any property, except a cooking pot, probably to be cooking within the bush.”
It was gathered that the opposite three victims are a motorbike rider, a technician and a taxi driver.

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The FCT police command has reportedly confirmed the event. ASP Miriam Yusuf, the command’s spokesperson, was quoted to possess said:

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“We have launched an operation to rescue the victims and apprehend the fleeing suspects.”

 

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