Unknown gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, on Tuesday, have again reportedly stormed Anguwar Kwankwashe in Suleja, Niger state.
The assailants entered the community around 1:35 am on Tuesday, August 4, 2021; shooting sporadically and causing mayhem.
The assailants eventually abducted nine people. Two persons, however, reportedly escaped from the kidnappers while they were being led to an unknown location. An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the kidnappers invaded some houses and a hotel around 1:35 am on Tuesday.
Also, one Ibrahim Oga who said he witnessed the event said the unknown gunmen came in groups.
“They split into groups to attack homes from where they took their victims.
“It was even the sound of their gunshot that woke me up. I walked quietly to check the window and discovered that they were kidnappers. Some of them even dressed like soldiers.”
A vigilante, who preferred anonymity, said he alerted men of the C Police Division immediately he heard sporadic gunshots in the area.
He said the vigilante as well as the police from the C Division engaged the kidnappers in a shootout; however the unknown gunmen escaped with their victims.
FCT Police spokesman, ASP Yusuf Mariam, didn’t respond to phone calls.
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