By Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja
There was apprehension in Abuja as gunmen within the early hours of Sunday invaded Kuchiko Relocation Improvement Space (KRDA) within the Bwari Space Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) the place they kidnapped a resident and his son.
Findings revealed the gunmen, numbering over 20, stormed the world, popularly often called El-Rufa’i Property, round 12 midnight and began taking pictures sporadically.
An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, stated the gunmen overpowered safety guards on evening responsibility with knives and machetes, headed to the home of the sufferer (names withheld) and kidnapped him and his son.
There was panic among the many residents of the property, who had been woken up by gunshots sound.
It was gathered the invaders, who operated for an hour, later proceeded to the home of one other resident and tried to kidnap him.
Nonetheless, the well timed arrival of troopers from the Defence School, Bwari saved the scenario after a gun battle with the gunmen.
Some residents of the world, who recounted their ordeals, referred to as on the authorities to beef up safety across the satellite tv for pc areas.
Satellite tv for pc cities within the FCT have been experiencing incidents of kidnapping for some time particularly in Gwagwalada and Kuje space councils.
The Bwari Space Council Divisional Police Officer (DPO) couldn’t be reached to verify the story as at press time.
However FCT Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam, who confirmed the incident advised our correspondent the police have launched a high-powered operation to rescue the victims and arrest the suspect.
She stated: “We’ve launched a strategic operation to rescue the victims unharmed and we’re additionally trailing the suspects”.