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Gunmen abduct two Abuja landlords, demand N20m ransom

By James Agberebi
04 December 2023   |   11:58 am
Two landlords were kidnapped by suspected gunmen on Sunday in the Asokoro extension area in Abuja.

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Two landlords were kidnapped by suspected gunmen on Sunday in the Asokoro extension area in Abuja.

It is gathered that the gunmen are demanding N20m ransom for their release.

The Asokoro Commander of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Mohammed Seidu, confirmed the kidnapping incident.

“Policemen attached to the Asokoro Police Station are aware of the matter. We have been combing the nearby bushes to see if we can rescue them.”

However, there is no confirmation of the kidnapping by FCT Police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh.

A resident of the area who identified simply himself as James narrated what really happened.

“It happened around 11pm on Sunday. Because of the heat, one of the landlords slept outside. They saw him and pointed a gun to his head. They asked him to take them to his house, and he showed them but they were not satisfied with the kind of house he lives in.

“There were other big houses next to his house. So, they went with him and asked him to knock on the gate of one of the houses. When he knocked, as a well-known neighbour, the gate was opened for him. That was how they accessed the man’s house and kidnapped him.

“The second landlord had issues with his car and came home with a motorcycle. He was about to enter his house when they attacked him and whisked him away.”

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