Fifteen persons have been kidnapped by armed men at 1,000 housing estate along Pegi community in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.
The gunmen were said to have carried out the attack on the estate around 11.30 pm on Sunday, May 14, 2023, shot sporadically into the air before whisking away persons returning from the city.
Taiwo Aderibigbe, chairman of Pegi Residents Association, said among the persons abducted was a staff of the FCT Department of Development Control under Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC)
“Gunmen abducted 15 persons along the abandoned 14 kilometers Pegi road, out of those kidnapped is one Shuaibu Misa, a staff with the Federal Capital Territory Administration,”
“We also observed that the husband of the woman who sells second-hand clothes at the main entrance to the estate was among the people kidnapped while they were returning from work,”
“The kidnappers have not contacted the families of those abducted at the moment, but we are still trying to identify other residents abducted,” he added.
Reacting to the abduction, Mukhtar Galadima, Director FCT Department of Development Control, said: “Yes it is true, one of our drivers Shuaibu Misa was kidnapped and he has not been released.”