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Kidnappers Demand N20m To Free Abuja Landlords

Two landlords in the Asokoro extension of the Federal Capital Territory were on Sunday abducted by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

It was gathered that the men, armed to the teeth, whisked away the men while they were on their way to the house of one of the victims.

According to a resident, who gave his name simply as James, the kidnappers are demanding N20 million in ransom to release the victims.

He said, “It happened around 11 pm on Sunday. Because of the heat, one of the landlords slept outside. They saw him and pointed a gun to his head. They asked him to take them to his house, and he showed them but they were not satisfied with the kind of house he lives in.”

As of the time of this filing report, the FCT Police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, could not be reached for comment.

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Mohammed Seidu, the Asokoro Commander of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, verified the incident to newsmen, adding that efforts were being made with the police to rescue the victims.

Meanwhile, a diesel tanker on Monday went up in flames at the Ojota inward interchange.

The incident has been confirmed by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), via X handle.

LASTMA stated that its personnel had been deployed to the scene.

At the time of this report, the cause of the explosion as well as the level of casualty remains unknown.

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service also confirmed the incident, noting that the flames had been brought under control.

“Situation in Ojota is under control as the peddler truck conveying Diesel inward Ketu that went on flame has been extinguished,” it wrote.

He advised residents to go about their lawful duties as there is no cause for alarm.

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