By Goodluck B. Ikiebe
Two teenage sisters have been kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be bandits at Guita community, Chikakore in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
This is coming barely eight days after the Chikakore community protested to the office of the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, over the terrible state of the major road linking their community which they described as one of the causes of serial kidnapping in the area.
It was gathered on Wednesday that the kidnappers returned last Sunday around 11:25pm despite the patrol of military men and policemen in the area.
It was learnt that the gunmen numbering six, made away with the girls, who were said to be 16 and 14 years old through the forests and hills in the area.
A police source in the area, who confirmed their kidnap to newsmen on Wednesday, said the attackers took three of a man’s children, two girls and one boy.
Meanwhile, FCT Police have rescued two kidnapped victims and reunited them with families.
The FCT Command also reiterated commitment to ensure safety of all and sundry.
Operatives of the FCT Police Command attached to Asokoro Police Divisional Headquarters in a coordinated operation and continued effort against criminality in FCT, rescued 2 kidnapped victims in the early hours of 31st January, 2024 at about 1:00AM
Following the report of the abduction of two persons later identified as Sarah Hassan and one Mrs Erima Bobo-John at Kobi Community of Abuja, in the early hours of today, Wednesday, by some armed hoodlums.
Police operatives of Asokoro Divisional Headquarters swiftly swung into action and trailed the kidnappers to Nyanya/Keffi road where they were blocked by operatives of the Nigerian Army on checkpoint operations.
On sighting the Police operatives, the bandits engaged them in a gun duel and were outlasted by the firepower of the Police which forced them to abandon the victims and scamper to safety through the nearby forest. The victims who have been reunited with their families, were rescued unhurt.
The Command continues to enjoin residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883;