Panic As Bandits Kill One, Kidnap Corps Member, Seven Others In Abuja

A serving Youth Corps member, simply identified as Adenike and about eight others were reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday night after unknown gunmen suspected to be armed bandits stormed Arab Road Extension 2 in the Kubwa district of the Federal Capital Territory.

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Reports made available reveals that a resident was also shot dead during the operation as the assailants reportedly invaded the area shooting aimlessly.

Reports claimed that the bandits entered the Arab road extension from a hill which serves as a buffer for residents of the area.

iBrandtv understands that, Adenike, the only daughter of her parents, was abducted when the bandits stormed some buildings along the Arab road, shooting sporadically.

Two persons, according to reports, were said to have been hit by the gunshots resulting in one allegedly dying on the spot while the other was rushed to the hospital after the bandits made away with the victims abducted.

“Apart from the Youth Corper, we are looking for seven other residents. Nobody can sleep anymore. It was like a war zone the way they were shooting. Luckily two of those kidnapped escaped. That is how we knew seven persons were taken away”, a resident told the news platform.

From Amilomania Street, they moved to Toyin Street, all in Extension 2 Relocation, along Arab Road, in Kubwa”, the source said, noting that one of the victims shot dead is a popular tailor in the area.

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According to reports, vigilantes are stationed at strategic positions on the street but the bandits resorted to using the hilly area to avoid a fight back.

However, as at the time of filing this report, FCT Police Command, however, has not issued any official statement on the incident.

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