Recently, kidnappers took their trade a notch higher in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, taking members of a family. Now there is an untold panic in the once peaceful seat of power.

Indeed, it is a sign of the rising insecurity in Nigeria’s capital city that security agencies need to tackle.


Critics have said that the hardship rocking the country may have led to the need to target Nigerians they feel have the money. Where else can these criminals find such individuals in a large number, your guess is as good as ours. 

Unfortunately, many expect that, being the seat of power, the location will be the most secure. 


Kidnappers Of Abuja Residents Kill Three Victims Over Delayed Payment

The case is different.


It is true that things are hard in Nigeria at the moment, but there are numerous rich people in Abuja, making the once peaceful city a perfect place for kidnappers, but whether the security agencies know this is another thing entirely.

Now, Abuja has become a safe haven for kidnappers.

They operate freely without fear, and what’s worse; the security agencies appear helpless or reluctant to act, as many say.

On January 7, kidnappers stormed Abuja, the country’s seat of power, and abducted 10 people from Sagwari Estate Layout at Dutse in Bwari Area.


Strong Warning

Not only did the kidnappers go free, but as if that was not enough, they have killed three of the abductees.

Also Read: Kidnappers Kill Teenager For Failure To Pay ₦60M Ransom (VIDEO)


The criminals killed the victims to send a strong warning to their relatives negotiating ransom payment.

In fact, after killing some of the kidnap victims, the kidnappers increased their demand from the initial ₦60 million per person to ₦100 million, now totalling ₦700 million.

Residents said the victims were allegedly killed over the delay in raising the ransom demanded by the kidnappers.

It was also gathered that a 13-year-old secondary school student, identified as Folorunsho Ariyo, was among those killed.

The kidnappers had killed one of the abducted persons, Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, to force the family into quickly raising the demanded ransom of ₦50 million ransom.

Other siblings taking along with the dead victim are still in their custody.


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