Crime and Security

Kidnappers abduct lecturer, two teenagers, others in 72 hours in Abuja

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In the last 72 hours, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has come under siege by men of the underworld who have kidnapped some residents in different locations.

The kidnappers abducted a lecturer at Base University Abuja, Abubakar Alkali and two teenagers abducted on Saturday.

The teenagers were reportedly returning from Quranic lecture at Wuse zone 6, when they were abducted. 

Also, on Saturday, the armed kidnappers abducted one Hannah Azuibuike near Habiba plaza in Maitama, and also Ummi Ardo who was kidnapped outside Blickers super market in Asokoro.

The father of one of the victims, Ardo, an Adamawa-based politician, in a statement released on Sunday, confirmed his daughter’s abduction and said no one has heard from her abductors.

“My daughter, Ai’shat Umar Ardo (Ummi)), 24, was kidnapped at Blinkers Shopping mall, No.46 Nkwame Nkurma crescent, Asokoro around 7:45pm yesterday. They put her in an ash Camry and zoomed off.

 “Nothing is heard of her since, and no call is yet received from them. Your prayer is needed. Thank you.” the statement read

However, spokesman of the FCT police command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement confirmed some of the reported abductions but insisted that Abuja is not under siege of kidnappers.

Manzah, who said in the statement, that the Baze University lecturer had been rescued while the police are investigating the one that occurred in Asokoro on Saturday, noted that the command had not received any reports of the other incidents.

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