Kidnappers on Thursday night, stormed the Nigerian Army Post Housing Scheme in the Kurudu area of Abuja, abducting two residents.
The abductees include the wife and one of the in-laws of a lawyer, Cyril Adikwu.
The incident, according to a neighbour of the victims, occurred around 10:00 pm in the Phase 2 area of the estate.
The neighbour, Austine John, who spoke to journalists, recounted the harrowing experience, stating that the kidnappers entered the estate, shooting sporadically, and abducted the two while the Adikwu managed to escape.
This is coming barely after the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, said the Federal government would not condone any form of bandit attack in Abuja
John described the event as traumatic while stressing the fear amongst residents throughout the night, with security measures being taken by the estate’s management and the subsequent arrival of army personnel.
John notes, “It all started at about 10:00. We suddenly started hearing gunshots, and immediately we knew something was wrong. I quickly went out to make sure my gate was well locked.
“Then we heard the gunshot in the barrister’s house, and then we alerted the estate’s management, who immediately swung into action. In a short time, army people came around and started shooting too, but before they came, the kidnappers had taken the wife and one of the in-laws of the barrister.
“This is really traumatising because we could not sleep throughout the night due to fear of the kidnappers coming back. President Tinubu should please help Nigerians put an end to this barbaric act by the kidnappers.”
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command was yet to make an official comment concerning the development as of press time.
Kidnapping in recent times has become rampant in the Federal Capital territory with dozens of residents being abducted almost daily.
Recently, a 13-year-old teenager, Folashade Ariyo, was kidnapped alongside 10 residents of the Sagwari Estate Layout in Dutse-Alhaji Area of Abuja, and Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, a 400-level student of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, who was kidnapped alongside 22 other in Bwari.
This has, however, led to outrage among Nigerians calling for an end to the act by concerned stakeholders.