… They’re demanding N50m ransom – victim’s family
By Stanley Onyekwere
An unknown gunmen have kidnapped four persons from their homes in Kiyi community, in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It was gathered that a Staff of the FCT Administration, Mr. Salami Olalekan was among those abducted by the dozens of unidentified armed men, who went from house to house kidnapping between 12 midnight and 2am Wednesday’s morning.
Other persons kidnapped were simply identified as motorcycle rider, technician and taxi driver respectively.
People’sDaily learnt that thee armed men had broke into residents homes, by tearing down the iron bars of a back window from where they took their victims on foot across grasslands towards the hills behind Kiyi community.
Reacting to the incident, Elder brother of the kidnapped FCTA staff, Williams Salami discloses that the kidnappers called the victim’s family once, and demanded for N50 million ransom for the release of their brother, who was kidnapped in the presence of his wife.
He added that the kidnappers did not carry any property, except a cooking pot, ‘probably to be cooking in the bush.’
According to him, they contacted the police anti-kidnapping squad who visited the house and area, where two emptied bullet shells were found on the ground.
When contacted on phone, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mariam Yusuf, who confirmed the incident via text message, said the Police have launched a manhunt for the kidnappers.
“4 Persons (kidnapped persons) pls, we have launched an operation to rescue the victims and apprehend the fleeing suspects”, the PPRO stated in the text.