4 Abducted In Abuja, Kidnappers Demand ₦200m Ransom

After 8 Days With Kidnappers, Female Journalist Freed
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No fewer than 4 persons were abducted in by armed men have raided residents of Kiyi town in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

Salami Olalekan, who happens to be a member of staff of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCTA), was reportedly  among those abducted.

According to William Salami, who is an elder brother to the victim, the kidnappers  have established contact with the family and have gon on to make a demand of ₦200 million, ₦50 million for each hostage.

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The kidnappers called once, asked for N50 million ransom for one person and when they came.

‘When they raided the houses, they did not carry any property, except a cooking pot, probably to be cooking in the bush,’ he told correspondents on the phone.

The other three victims are a motorcycle rider, a technician, and a taxi driver.

It was gathered that the armed men broke into Olalekan’s house through the back window. They were said to have destroyed the iron bars of the window before gaining access to his apartment.

When contacted, the FCT police command spokesperson, ASP Miriam Yusuf, said, ‘We have launched an operation to rescue the victims and apprehend the fleeing suspects.’

So many Rural communities of the FCT have in recent times witnessed incessant kidnappings, with over 30 people abducted in the last three months.

 

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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