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Man kidnapped, wife escapes as kidnappers open fire on vehicle in Abuja

Persecondnews gathered that they were returning from the city centre and heading home when the attackers inside a golf car shot at his car and deflated the tyres.

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Amid a surge in insecurity in the nation’s capital, another resident of Abuja, Mr. Abdullahi Sabo, has been seized by kidnappers.

Sabo was driving home with his wife in a grey Lexus SUV with registration no. ABC 769 TP when gunmen intercepted his vehicle along Sabon-Lugbe Airport Road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Persecondnews gathered that they were returning from the city centre and heading home when the attackers inside a golf car shot at his car and deflated the tyres.

Unfortunately, the gunmen drove away with Sabo, while his wife was lucky to have escaped.

The development came less than 48 hours after gunmen invaded the Nigerian Army Post Housing Estate in the Kurudu area of Abuja and abducted some residents.

The abductees, who include the wife and one of the in-laws of a lawyer, Mr. Cyril Adikwu, were whisked away from their residents around 10 p.m. on January 18.

Persecondnews recalls that in a similar development, six girls and their father were abducted on January 9, 2024, at their home in Bwari, a suburb of Abuja.

Sadly, the kidnappers killed the eldest sister, Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, a 400-level biological science student at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, because the ransom payment was late.

The gunmen, who had reportedly demanded N60 million to free the remaining abductees, released their father to go and mobilize funds for the ransom.

Also, on January 7, gunmen dressed in military camouflage uniforms invaded the Sagwari layout estate in Dutse, another suburb in FCT, and kidnapped about 10 people.

The kidnappers also demanded a N60 million ransom from the families of the abductees for their release.

The gunmen, seeking to issue a stern warning to families, were negotiating ransom and killed three of the 10 victims.

Among the three victims killed was a 13-year-old secondary school student identified as Folorunsho Ariyo.

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