Two teenage girls were reportedly abducted by gunmen who appeared to be bandits in the Guita settlement, Chikakore, which is located in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
This occurs just eight days after members of the Chikakore village demonstrated outside the office of FCT Minister Nyesom Wike, citing the poor condition of the main route connecting their community as one of the reasons for the region’s high rate of kidnappings.
SaharaReporters said on Wednesday that the abductors made their way back last Sunday at 11:25 p.m., despite the military and police presence in the region.
It was discovered that the six gunmen managed to escape with the girls, who were reportedly between the ages of sixteen and fourteen, by way of the nearby hills and forests.
The source said,
“The gunmen have changed their approach, when they came; they didn’t shoot like before, but forced themselves inside. While they were forcing themselves inside, the owner of the house (a Calabar man) ran to the vigilante’s office, then, he ran to the commander’s house before the commander could call another person, and rush to his house, the gunmen were already gone.
“It was when they were going, they started shooting, unlike before that they would shoot before the operation and till the end.
“They took three of his children, two girls and one boy, but they went away with two and sent back one (the boy) from the bush that he should go and tell their father to prepare 30million naira for their ransom.
“When they were taken, the two girls (16 and 14 years) one of the girls was wearing night gown, the mother tried to plead with the gunmen to let her wear something for the cold, but instead they beat up the mother. She had no option than to just let the girls go the way they were under the cold.
“Before the police came to the scene, they were already gone. Some of the vigilante later traced them to the railway line, to the rocks but there was no trace anymore.
“The man that his daughters were kidnapped is a front liner security payment and he has made some several donations to the community.”