Gunmen invade orphanage in FCT, abduct 11


Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have invaded Rachael’s Orphanage Home opposite UBE Junior Secondary School in Naharati, Abaji Area Council, Abuja, and abducted seven orphans, including a security guard of the home in the area.

Reports gathered learnt that three individuals, which comprised of two home wives, Rukaiyyat Salihu, Suwaiba Momoh and Momoh Jimoh, who reside behind the orphanage house had been additionally kidnapped by the Kidnappers.

The names of the kidnapped orphans had been Elizabeth Andrew, Dayo Udeh, Jacob Ukpas, Melody Ijeh, Benard Itim, Issac Mathew and Laruba Emmanuel in addition to the safety guard of the house, Joseph Mathew.

A resident of the world who most popular anonymity, mentioned the incident occurred on Saturday round 1:am when the gunmen of their giant numbers with subtle weapons invaded the orphanage house.

He mentioned the gunmen gained entrance by means of the principle gate.

He mentioned the gunmen compelled the gate opened and went straight into the rooms of the orphans and whisked seven of them alongside facet the guard on the gunpoint.

“In actual fact, they got here in, of their giant numbers closely armed, despite the fact that they didn’t shoot as they carried out the operation quietly earlier than they proceeded to neighbours homes,” he mentioned.

A sufferer, Mohammed Nurudeen, whose spouse, Rukaiyyat Salihu, was kidnapped by the gunmen, mentioned he was sleeping when gunmen got here and forcefully opened the door and whisked his spouse away at gunpoint.

“I used to be sleeping once they got here and threatened to shoot me if I refused to open the door for them, during which I refused till they compelled the door opened and entered contained in the room and whisked my spouse away,” he mentioned.

Nurudeen, who sustained bullet wound from the shot by one of many Kidnappers, mentioned the gunmen spared him after they found that he was bleeding profusely on account of a gunshot.

The Chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, confirmed the incident through a phone interview, saying he had alerted the related safety brokers in regards to the incident.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the FCT police command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, confirmed the incident, at the same time as she claimed that solely six individuals had been kidnapped whereas one particular person has been rescued.

She mentioned the command had deployed its males to the forest to make sure that the remaining victims are rescued unharmed.


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