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Bandits invade Abuja community, abduct 23


Bandits said to number around 40 stormed the Kawu community in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in the early hours of Thursday and abducted 23 people.

Kawu shares boundaries with two states: Niger and Kaduna.

The councillor representing the area, Abdulmumini Zakari, who is the deputy speaker in the council, said the gunmen arrived around the community on Wednesday from the Kuyeri Forest in Kaduna State.

He explained that “they divided themselves into groups and some went into the palace of the district head, Alhaji Abdurrahman Danjuma Ali, where they abducted his son, Lukman, and his wife, who he married two weeks ago. Others attacked the compound of Alhaji Alhassan Sidi Kawu, the Marafa of Kawu and a former PDP Chairman of Kawu Ward. They abducted him along with his four children.”

The bandits also went into the compound of Sarkin Pawan Kawu, Gambo S Pawa, and abducted him alongside his two wives and some children.

The FCT Police Command spokeswoman, S.P Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident.

“Some unknown hoodlums stormed Kawu village, a bordering community with Kagarko LGA, in Kaduna State, and kidnapped people. The truth is that the miscreants raided that general area and escaped into Kaduna State,” she said.

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