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BREAKING: Kidnappers Abduct Two Women Driving Home In Abuja Estate
Some gunmen believed to be kidnappers have struck along the Katampe Road, a highbrow area in the Jahi district of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, abducting two women.
Caracal Reports learnt that the two women were driving home after shopping on Saturday when the kidnappers waylaid their car at a bad portion of the Katampe road and picked both of them into the forests.
“They did not take the victims’ car along. They only picked the two women and left. The policemen are aware and they are combing the forests. The area is around an estate and the road passes through several posh estates,” a witness narrated.
Efforts to reach the police spokesperson were not successful at the moment of filing this report.
According to reports, about 70 persons were killed and 194 abducted by bandits and other criminals in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in 2022.
According to the data sourced from an indigenous intelligence outfit, Beacon Consulting, it was revealed that a total of 194 security breaches were witnessed in all the six area councils of the FCT.
On December 6, 2022, seven persons including an ex-corps member and a pastor were kidnapped, while two males were killed during an attack by bandits in the Kubwa area of the FCT.
On October 12, gunmen abducted a male resident in Maitama and killed one person. Six days before the attack, bandits attacked the Abaji area of the FCT, killed a federal government employee, and fled with his body.
In June of the same year, a herdsman was abducted by gunmen in the Kwali area of Abuja. On April 20, bandits abducted four family members in the Kuje area of the FCT.
In February 2022, an Abuja prince was kidnapped in Kuje, following the abduction of a 12-year-old girl in the same area on February 1.
Reacting to the reports in an interview, Anthony Ogunleye, the Chief Press Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration said the security situation in the FCT had improved in recent times.
Ogunleye also promised to improve security for the safety of lives and property in 2023.