Gunmen abduct 14 Kuje area council members, demand ₦100 million

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14 Kuje Area Council staff were abducted at 6:00 pm yesterday while returning to Kuje from a suburb, Kabim Mangoro community, after going to a congratulatory reception for the council’s newly appointed Education Secretary of the council, Mr Yunusa Zakari.

Among the victims are some councillors, Transport Officer, Ibrahim Abdullahi Kabi, SA Media, HOD Food Services, a former Vice Chairman of the council, Mohammed Baba while the current vice-chairman, Mr Shem Kwasu Darka, narrowly escaped because he missed joining the bus conveying them back.

The kidnappers were said to have hijacked their bus and seized all occupants at gunpoint.

A source, said, “The kidnappers, who thought the Chairman of the Council, Alhaji Abdullahi Sabo, was on the bus, are demanding ₦100,000,000 on all those kidnapped in the bus and taken into the bush.”

It will be recalled that before his appointment, Mr Yunusa Zakari, was one time attacked by armed robbers in his house at his house in Kabim Mangaro with his household female members robbed and his properties robbed. That incident made him relocate to Dafara, another Kuje suburb.

The spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, Maltida Mari, confirmed the incident, adding that they were making efforts to rescue the victims.

Kuje area has recently become a kidnapper den with people afraid to venture around. However, the FCT police have recently apprehended some of them, including their informants and agents.

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