Abuja: N15m demanded as one kidnap in Pegi
Again, unknown gunmen on Sunday night kidnapped one person in Pegi community, Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This is coming less than a month, when one person was kidnapped and a ransome of N2 million was paid before he was released.
Confirming the incident to newsmen in Abuja, the Chairman Pegi Community Development Association (PECDA) Isaac Aderibigbe said the attack on the community is becoming worrisome as residents now live in perpetual fear.
Most frightening is when one of the lucky person that narrowly escaped heard the gunmen speaking in Hausa threatening to strike during the day time since most people now return home before evening, he said.
He added that, the unknown gunmen, who were in army fatigue shot in the air and forceful stopped cars on their way home. Unfortunately, Mr Laide Muhammad was not lucky enough as he saw whisked away and a ransom of 15 million Naira was demanded for his release.
One of the victims who narrowly escaped from the kidnappers on his way home from work that does not want his name mentioned said that;
he noticed some men in Army uniforms which is very unusual in the area, around 9pm on Sunday night.
He said: “I was coming back home, as I got to where the tiled road was terminated and there are heap of sand, on my way to 1000 units gate, Pegi.
“I noticed that people were sitting on bare ground and some people were standing, this to me was a red flag, I told my passenger that, this is not right so I put my car on reverse, a man came out from the bush with machete and hit the back of my car asking me to stop, I just continued to reverse.
“As I was reversing I heard one of the kidnappers giving order in Hausa language, that they should not shoot becàuse if they shoot they will alert other motorists and residents.
” Unfortunately, my car entered a dicth so I came down and continued running toward Kuje town where I started turning other motorists back and one of the cars now picked me. We called the Divisional Police Officer for Pegi, who came and helped remove the car. I am still shaky and scared after that experience” he submitted.
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