In a tragic incident in Yewuti village, Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, targeted three houses around midnight. The assailants, armed with AK-47 rifles, shot and killed Hussaini Kure, a villager who attempted to escape the attack.
Among those abducted was Alhaji Mohammed Yakubu, the father of the Vice Chairman of the Area Council, along with a pregnant woman and five other villagers. The community, already shaken by previous incidents, experienced terror as the gunmen forcefully took away the victims.
Etsu Yewuti, Mohammed Isyaku, expressed deep concern over the recurring attacks and urged the council authorities to collaborate with security agencies to rescue the abducted individuals. Isyaku emphasized the urgent need for assistance, stating, “This is sad and worrisome. This is the third attack we are witnessing this year in our community.”
A family member of one of the victims revealed ongoing negotiations with the kidnappers, who have demanded a N30 million ransom for the release of the abducted individuals. This grim development adds to the growing insecurity in the region.
The FCT Police Command, represented by spokesperson SP Adeh Josephine, has been approached for comment and further details on the ongoing situation.
It’s worth noting that Yewuti previously faced a kidnapping incident on April 22, 2023, when 29 villagers were abducted. The recent attack underscores the pressing need for enhanced security measures to safeguard the lives and well-being of the residents in Kwali Area Council.