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How Gunmen Abduct Punch Reporter, Two Neighbor’s Sons in Abuja


How Gunmen Abduct Punch Reporter, Two Neighbor’s Sons in Abuja

A reporter with a leading newspaper in the country, The PUNCH, Okechukwu Nnodim, was on Wednesday abducted by suspected kidnappers at his house in the Arab road area of Kubwa, Abuja.

The kidnappers also attacked his neighbours and went away with the two sons of a widow, Mrs Faith Gbeyide.

Nnodim’s wife, Oluchi, said her husband was working on his laptop when five strange men scaled the fence, entered their compound and ordered them to open the door.

She said the gunmen fired several shots at the windows, pulled down the burglary proof after which they forced open the front door.

“My husband asked me to stay with the children in their room. I heard the men asking him to bring out money but he told them he didn’t have money in the house.

“They took our phones and marched him out of the house. They went to our neighbour’s house and also abducted her two sons.”

Madam Gbeyide explained that her son opened the door after the men threatened to kill them if they refused.

She said: They took the N9,000 in my purse, upturned the TV set in the room and went away with my first son. My second son started following them and they also took him away.”

The Federal Capital Territory police spokesperson, Miriam Yusuf, confirmed the incident.

She said efforts were on to rescue the victims and apprehend the perpetrators.

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