Tension As Bandits Attack Abuja Area, Kill One, Kidnap Corps Member, Others
There was a commotion on Tuesday night after gunmen suspected to be armed bandits attacked Arab Road Extension 2 in the Kubwa district of the Federal Capital Territory.
At least eight people were reportedly abducted by the assailants, including a serving Youth Corps member identified simply as Adenike.
Naija News learnt that a resident was also shot dead during the operation as the bandits reportedly stormed the area shooting aimlessly.
Reports claimed that the bandits entered the Arab road extension from a hill which serves as a buffer for residents of the area.
According to Vanguard, Adenike, the only daughter of her parents, was abducted when the bandits stormed some buildings along the Arab road, shooting sporadically.
Two persons, according to reports, were said to have been hit by the gunshots resulting in one allegedly dying on the spot while the other was rushed to the hospital after the bandits made away with the victims abducted.
“Apart from the Youth Corper, we are looking for seven other residents. Nobody can sleep anymore. It was like a war zone the way they were shooting. Luckily two of those kidnapped escaped. That is how we knew seven persons were taken away”, a resident told the news platform.
“From Amilomania Street, they moved to Toyin Street, all in Extension 2 Relocation, along Arab Road, in Kubwa”, the source said, noting that one of the victims shot dead is a popular tailor in the area.
Naija News learnt that vigilantes are stationed at strategic positions on the street but the bandits resorted to using the hilly area to avoid a fight back.
The FCT Police Command, however, has not issued any official statement on the incident as of reporting time.