As many as 29 residents of Yewuti village, in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have been reportedly kidnapped, SaharaReporters reports.
They were kidnaped by gunmen suspected to be terrorists.
It was learnt that the incident happened around 1am on Tuesday when the kidnappers, in their large numbers, invaded the community.
Yewuti is the hometown of the immediate past vice chairman of Kwali Area Council, Alhaji Zubairu Jibrin Yewuti.
The people abducted were said to have comprises of male adults, housewives and children.
Daily Trust reports that two housewives, Mrs Zainab Umar and Mrs Aisha Zubairu, escaped from their abductors while being led into the bush.
The people kidnapped include; Idris Mohammed, Abdullahi Zubairu, Sani S. Magani, Peter Modu, Ibrahim Mamman, Yellow Abdulrasheed, Musa Suleiman, Simbiya Ishaku, Sumaiya Ibrahim, Muktari Yunusa and Mohammed Yeluwa and Rahmat Shagari.
Other victims included, Sumaiya Abubakar Yelwa, Mohammed Yelwa, Maimuna Muhammad, Hussaini Ya Nda Agyana, Hamza Ibrahim, Lantana Yunusa, Nabila Agyana, Rufai Salihu, Nafisa Aminu, Kasimu Adamu, Abako Adamu, Abdulyakin Aliyu, Lukman Aliyu, Rahina Audu, Abdulrazak Usman, Sadiya Usman, Darius Samuel and Japheth Osu.
According to the report, the gunmen divided themselves into groups, went to eight houses amid sporadic shooting and whisked away residents, including children and housewives into the bush.
The immediate vice chairman of the council, Alhaji Zubairu Jibrin Yewuti, who confirmed the incident noted that his younger brother, Idris and two of his elder brothers’ wives and a child were kidnapped in his family’s residence.
According to him, the kidnappers, who operated from 1am till 3am, invaded over eight houses and whisked away 29 residents, who comprised of women, men and children.
He added that two housewives managed to escape from their abductors while being led along with other victims into the bush.
The Etsu Abawa of Yewuti, Alhaji Isyaku Yakubu Yewuti, also confirmed that 29 of his subjects were abducted. Stressing that two people who sustained bullet wounds were taken to a private hospital in Kwali.
The monarch, who said the entire community was terrified by sporadic gunshots by the kidnappers, appealed to relevant security agents to come to his aid in rescuing the abducted victims.