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One killed, 4 kidnapped as bandits invade Bwari Communities


Gunmen have again invaded some communities within the Bwari Area Council of Abuja, allegedly killing one woman and kidnapping four persons.

Residents of the communities said the gunmen came at the wee hours of yesterday and operated between 12.30am and 3am without any challenge from security agencies.

The affected communities, Guto, Piyawe,  Tudun-Fulani and Sabon Gari areas, are all located within the headquarters of Bwari Area Council.

A resident who pleaded anonymity claimed that the gunmen numbering over 30, surrounded the communities, shooting indiscriminately, while they forced their ways into the homes of their victims.

According to an eyewitness, the invaders came into the Piwaye through the lonely bushy roads, kidnapped a man and killed a woman in her mid-forties.

New Telegraph learnt that the deceased, whose name was simply given as Madam Alice, had just returned from visiting her sick mother before being killed by the gunmen.

Two victims were allegedly abducted from their homes in Guto, while another person was kidnapped from Tudun-Fulani, which is less than a kilometre from the council Secretariat.

The anonymous resident said, “what happened last night was very unfortunate. We couldn’t sleep from 12:30am when they stated till almost three o’clock. Initially we thought it was vigilantes that were shooting, but when it became persistent, we knew these people are back again.

“We have had peace for sometimes now, but unfortunately they have resumed and this time with full force, because it was two groups that entered Bwari that yesterday. One was in Guto while the other group was in Piyawe. It was obvious those ones came prepared, because the sounds we heard through the night, suggest they came with sophisticated weapons.”

Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report,  FCT Police Command was yet to confirm or deny the report.

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