Heavily Armed Bandits Kidnap Several Residents During Attack On Abuja Community

Some gunmen have attacked Kawu community in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and kidnapped an undisclosed number of residents. It was learnt that the incident happened in the early hours of Thursday.

The gunmen were said to have stormed the palace of the district head, Alhaji Abdurrahman Danjuma Ali in large numbers and abducted his son and several others. However, a police source who confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters on Friday said the gunmen came in large numbers, attacked Kawu village, and kidnapped several people.

“The gunmen came in large numbers and attacked Kawu village, and kidnapped people. Presently we can’t ascertain the number of the people abducted,” the police source said.

Sahara Reporters had reported that two siblings of the Chairman of the Bwari Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, John Gabaya, were among the scores of residents kidnapped when bandits invaded some communities in the council.

The bandits have reached across to some of the affected families, demanding millions of naira as ransom. Sahara Reporters reported on January 4, 2024, that the bandits attacked some communities around the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and kidnapped an undisclosed number of residents on Wednesday, January 3.

The bandits were said to have stormed the communities and attacked residents unhindered a few days after a series of attacks on Garam, a community that shares a boundary with Bwari in FCT. The hoodlums also extended the attack to Zuma in neighboring Niger State.

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