Again, Gunmen raid Bwari Community, Kidnap 13, demand N900m Ransom

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By Joyce Remi-Babayeju

Suspected Gunmen on midnight Sunday, raided Paiko a remote Community in Bwari Area Council and allegedly kidnapped thirteen 13 persons and demanded N 900 million ransom from the villagers.

Sources said that the deadly operation on midnight Sunday lasted for over one hour, without any interference from either the vigilance group or other security agencies.

The Maidakin of Paiko community , Chief John Jatau confirmed that 10 residents were kidnapped from his domain, including 4 nomadic Fulani herdsmen, adding that out of the four Fulani people, one escaped from the kidnappers’ custody.

He said that the kidnappers have demanded for a ransom of N900 million Naira.

He also gave the names of the following persons who were kidnapped from his community and are still with their abductors, Nuhu Anyiwoyi, Emmanuel Nuhu, Danjuma Ali, Parisa Numa, Ezekiel Jatau.Shekwosa Ezekiel, Roseline Samuel, Salome Jacob, Abyelo Ezra, and Ezra Male.

He said, ” the kidnapping incident occurred last night being Sunday 05/05/2024, at about 11pm.

According to the community head, the kidnappers raided the village for about one hour without any response or reaction from the community or outsiders, the major challenge the community faced last night in terms of communication with others was as a result of no telecommunication network in the village, so they picked people house to house.

From the community, they picked about 13 people, and later released three.

” The Madakin Paiko, disclosed that they have called and they said they need the Ramson of 900,000,000 (nine hundred millions). They picked about four Fulani people and one of them was released.”

The FCT Police Command Public Relations officer, Josephine Adeh who was contacted through a WhatsApp message, neither confirmed nor refuted the Kidnap incident.

As at the time of filling this report , there was no tangible response from Adeh, the FCT Command PRO.


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