Four people have been abducted in the Kubwa area of the nation’s capital by suspected bandits on Sunday, January 1, 2023.
This is coming following President Muhammadu Buhari’s reassurances in a latest New Year’s message, that “the fight against banditry, kidnapping and other crimes in the North-West and other regions is gaining momentum and showing very clear results.”
The armed bandits attacked the Baipe area of the Kubwa community at about 2 am Sunday morning.
Sources indicate that four people, all male, were reportedly abducted as the bandits escaped through the hilly axis.
One of the victims was stabbed in the chest in the presence of his pregnant wife. A source said: “The Yoruba man was stabbed in the chest in the presence of his pregnant wife who was appealing that they spare him. But they took him away despite her pleas and money offer.”
The FCT PPRO, Josephine Adeh is yet to confirm the incident at press time. Adeh responded, “We will confirm and get back to you, please.”
The New Year’s Day attack comes barely four weeks after bandits, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, killed two persons and abducted seven residents in the Kubwa Extension II Relocation Estate, along the Arab Road area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The bandits had demanded N160 million as a ransom for two female victims of the December 6, 2022 attack.
However, police rescued two persons, a pastor (male) and an ex-corps member (female), that were among the kidnapped victims five days later on Sunday, December 11, 2022, after an unnamed sum was paid to the bandits as ransom.
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