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Terrorists hit Abuja community again, abduct five residents

Gunmen had two weeks ago invaded Tekpeshe community, killing one person and abducting others.

Terrorists have abducted five persons from Tekpeshe-Gurdi community in Gurdi ward of Abaji area council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

According to Daily Trust, the gunmen had two weeks ago invaded Tekpeshe community, killing one person and abducting others.

More than N5million was paid as ransom before the victims, including a former councillor, Mohammed Ibrahim Tanko, alongside 16 others, were set free last Friday.

The bandits held down the village chief’s son, Ibrahim Sarki, and demanded additional N8million ransom.

Confirming the latest kidnap incident through telephone on Saturday, the incumbent councillor representing Gurdi ward, Wozhe Ishaya, said bandits blocked the road at Tekpeshe-Gurdi, where the residents were abducted.

He said the abducted persons were returning from neigbouring Tekpeshe community on their back to Gurdi when they ran into the terrorists.

“Actually, the victims went to Tekpeshe community to sympathise with some abducted victims that were set free by bandits, while on their way going back Gurdi, they ran into the bandits,” he said.

He said the bandits, who were wielding sophisticated weapons, also snatched six motorcycles in the process.

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