Insecurity: Gunmen abduct 2 Abuja landlords, demand N20m ransom 

Suspected gunmen have kidnapped two landlords in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)’s Asokoro expansion neighborhood on Sunday.

It was gathered that the terrorists are seeking N20 million in ransom to free the captives.

According to a source, armed guys pointed a gun at one of the area’s landlords, whom they utilised to get access to a victim.

A resident of the area, named James, told newsmen that the other victim was on his way into his house when he was kidnapped by the armed men.

He said, “It happened around 11pm 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. There were other big houses next to his house. So, they went with him and asked him to knock on the gate of one of the houses. When he knocked, as a well-known neighbour, the gate was opened for him. That was how they accessed the man’s house and kidnapped him.

“The second landlord had issues with his car and came home with a motorcycle. He was about to enter his house when they attacked him and whisked him away”.

The source noted that the kidnappers had reached out to the families and demanded N20m to release the landlords. He said, “Two hours after their operation, they called the two families to pay N10m each. One of the families pleaded to pay N2m and assured them that they would get it almost immediately, but they rejected and instead threatened to kill him if the N10m is not complete”.

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

The Asokoro Commander of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Mohammed Seidu, confirmed the incident to newsmen, adding that effort was ongoing with the Police to rescue the victims.

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