….Corps Member, Seven Others Abducted
Gunmen, Tuesday night attacked a residence close to the hill in the Kubwa area of Abuja, shot two, and killed one, with several others missing as the gunmen escaped through the hills.
According to reports by the Punch, a corps member, known as Adenike, and seven others were abducted during the attack.
Adenike, currently observing the mandatory National Youth Service, was kidnapped in her father’s home.
A source confirmed that Adenike is the only daughter of her parents, adding that several others went missing after the attack.
The source added that two others escaped while they were being whisked away through the hills by the kidnappers.
The source said, “Adenike, the landlord’s only daughter who’s currently doing her NYSC has been kidnapped. We’re confused now because several others are also missing.
“Seven others were kidnapped alongside Adenike. But two others, among the ten earlier, kidnapped, escaped and are safe now.”
An eyewitness who reached out to the Punch correspondent through a distress call noted that the gunmen shot sporadically at Amilomania Street and later moved to Toyin Street.
He said, “We heard gunshots twice when they first stormed a house at Amilonania Street. They’re now at Toyin Street, at the last house by the hill.
“They shot a tailor, Oshodi, and he’s lying down dead. They also shot another male, but we have taken him to the General Hospital at Phase 4, but he was unconscious.
“The gunmen have escaped through the hill. We are equally looking for some people and we’ve not found them. It’s possibly an abduction.”
When contacted, the FCT Police spokesperson, Josephine Adey, didn’t take calls nor responded to text messages from our correspondent on Tuesday night.Follow us on social media