A popular businesswoman was abducted on Thursday night when gunmen invaded Hilltop Phase 2 Extension of the Nigerian Army Post-Housing Estate.
The assailants were said to have been shooting sporadically around 9 pm when they stormed the estate in a bid to scare residents away.
It was gathered that despite the presence of soldiers in the estate, the kidnappers went away with the woman through the hillside.
A source disclosed that the kidnappers had targeted the victim’s husband, a lawyer named Cyril Adikwu, but missed him.
The source said, “Yesterday at about 9 pm, some kidnappers entered this estate and kidnapped a woman at the Hilltop Extension.
“The target was the husband but they couldn’t get him as he was not around, but as the woman was driving into her compound, they got her.
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“As her son started shouting, they too started shooting.
“They went away with her through the hillside.
“Soldiers have been deployed to trace them; hopefully they will be apprehended. The CCTV in the house captured them.”
Also, a neighbor of the victim, Austine John, disclosed that one of the inlaws of Adikwu was kidnapped alongside his wife.
John emphasised the severity of the situation, expressing concern about the likelihood of the kidnappers returning. There was no official comment from the Federal Capital Territory Police Command at the time of reporting. Kidnapping has become increasingly prevalent in the Federal Capital Territory, with numerous residents being abducted on a near-daily basis.
This incident occurred shortly after the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, stated that the Federal government would not tolerate any form of bandit attack in Abuja. John described the event as traumatic and highlighted the fear experienced by residents throughout the night. The estate’s management took security measures, and army personnel subsequently arrived.