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Gunmen abduct five brothers in Abuja

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted five brothers in Pegi community in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The brothers identified as Jubril Abdullateef (22), Sherifat Abdullateef (20), Muyidat Abdullateef (13), Nura Abdullateef (18) and Nahimat Abdullateef (9) were kidnapped around 11:00pm on Monday November 16, when the gunmen invaded their house in an estate.

A resident of the area who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust on Thursday November 18, said the victims’ father was not home as he went to pass the night with his second wife in another house when the gunmen invaded the house. 

“Their mother tried to alert neighbours, the gunmen snatched her phone and ordered her and her five children to walk out of the house.” he explained. 

He said the gunmen operated for over 20 minutes without firing a shot and that before policemen from the Pegi outpost and naval officers arrived the scene, the gunmen had escaped with the children.

The spokesman of Pegi Community Development Association (PECDA), Oyedeji Oyetunji, confirmed the latest kidnap incident, saying, “In fact, that is the situation we are now facing in Pegi, as some gunmen came quietly into one of our neighbours’ house and abducted five brothers.”

The spokesperson of the FCT Police Command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, said that a press release will be issued regarding the incident and urged members of the public to remain calm, saying the command was an intensifying effort to liberate the victims unhurt and reunite them with their family members.

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