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BREAKING: Kidnappers in military camouflage abduct 9 in Abuja

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Kidnappers have struck again in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, after the residents have enjoyed a lull in their operations in recent times.

Wearing military camouflage, they abducted nine people in Pegi community on Monday night, among them a 12-year old boy.

The gunmen shot at two vehicles, including one NISSAN Frontier and Toyota Solara.

The bullets deflated the tyres and created deep holes on the vehicles, a victim who was released on health ground recounted.

According to him, the kidnappers could be up to 20.

However, Daily Trust reported on Tuesday that “the kidnappers had called this morning demanding N10 million ransom from a relative of the abductees.”

This is the second time kidnapping incident would happen in the community. Last year, four people were kidnapped along the same path to the community that houses naval quarters.

An officer of the Nigerian Navy and one civilian were seriously injured at the scene which is less than 300 metres to the community in the December 6, 2018 incident.

Just like it happened on Monday, the victims were stopped while driving home around the same time in the night. The abductees trekked for eight hours through forest before finally reaching the kidnappers’ den in Nasarawa State.

Nigerian authorities are yet to make any comment over the incident

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