An Abuja entrepreneur, Justice Ezeh, has narrated how some hoodlums dressed in the camouflage uniform of the Nigerian Army almost kidnapped him.
The businessman noted that efforts to abduct him by the hoodlums, who disguised as officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces, was thwarted by neighbours.
According to Ezeh, the incident happened in the early hours of September 16 in Dogongada village, in the Kabusa-Lokogoma areas of the Federal Capital Territory.
He said the suspects drove in in a navy blue Peugeot car with tinted glass with no number plate attached to the rear of the vehicle, while a number plate AX-506-BWR was attached to the front of the vehicle.
It was gathered that one of the fake soldiers entered Ezeh’s room and dragged him out in a bid to whisk him away.
Speaking on the development, the victim called on the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Army to take drastic actions against criminal impersonators.
Ezeh said, “Thanks to my neighbours I could have been a dead man by now or those guys would have just kept me somewhere asking for ransom.
“They arrived my house at about 12 pm, and one of them came directly into my room, while one stood inside the compound, and the other one that was on mufti stood outside. They had an electric shocker with them, and they came in a tinted car with no number plate at the back.
“They tried to drag me out but I started shouting. They couldn’t explain why they came, they only said I was under arrest. But when neighbours heard my noise and came to my aid, they lied that I was a fraudster and they had information about me.
“So we told them to call the police or the EFCC if their allegations were true, but they refused, and when we asked for their ID cards they couldn’t provide it. We have their videos recorded during the incident. When they noticed that a neighbour had called the police, they ran into their car and fled. I’ve reported the matter at the police station in Kabusa market, and the police promised to go after them.”