At least four people were forcefully taken away by bandits who invaded homes along Bethel Road in Tungan Maje town of Abuja this morning, reports say.
A retired Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Abdulahi Idris Rakieu; his wife and another member of his family were reportedly kidnapped.
One other person named Olushola Agun was also taken away, reports say.
The bandits were said to have stormed Tungan Maje town in Abuja 12am, and shot indiscriminately into the air before gaining access into the victims’ homes.
The operation reportedly lasted for about three hours without the police showing up.
The bandits, according to Sahara Reporters, were dressed in military uniform and spoke Hausa and Fulani (Fulfulde) languages.
“They kidnapped an immigration officer, his wife and another member of his family with one Olushola Agun, all in the same location along Bethel Road,” a source is quoted to have said
“The gunshots were better imagined as they were shooting for three hours.
“In all, they took four people, one from the first house and three from another,” the source reportedly said.
On Wednesday, Punch journalist Okechukwu Nnodim was also kidnapped in Abuja and was released on Sunday.
The kidnappings are heightening fears of insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).