Thursday, October 10, 2019

Gunmen abduct NSCDC officer, wife, son in Abuja

Barely 78 hours after gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted nine persons including, a 12- year -old child, another Nigeria Security and Civil Defense (NSCDC) officer with his wife and one of his children at Dafara community in Kuje area council of the FCT have been abducted.

A resident of the community, John Mamsa, said the incident happened around 8:38 pm when the kidnappers invaded the community late Wednesday through the bush and abduct the NSCDC officer with his wife and one of his children.

He said a member of the vigilante group at the community, which he identified as Williams, was shot dead by the kidnappers when some vigilante members attempted to prevent them.

According to him, the gunmen opened fire on the door of the NSCDC officer’s apartment and whisked him away along side his wife and one of his children.

He said: “They shot and destroyed the key of the NSCDC officer house before they now have access into the house and took him away with his wife and one of their child.

“It was the sound of the gun shot that attracted the attention of the vigilante members as they try to go after the gunmen, in which one of the kidnappers opened fire and killed one of the vigilante members.”

Chairman of Pegi Community Development Association (PECDA) Mr. Taiwo Aderibigbe, have also confirmed the incident.