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Tension as armed bandits invade Army Estate in Abuja, abduct two



By Peters Monday, Abuja

Suspected armed bandits have invaded the Nigeria Post Army Estate in Abuja on Thursday night and abducted two people.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 10:00 p.m in the Phase 2 area of the estate.

According to eyewitness, the kidnappers came into the estates and took away the wife and one of the in-laws of a legal practitioner, Cyril Adikwu Esq.

Narrated by one Austine John, who is a neighbour to the victim, the gunmen came in and started shooting while they invaded the lawyer’s house and took away his wife and in-law while the lawyer escaped.

“It all started at about 10:00 We suddenly started hearing gunshots, and immediately we knew something was wrong. I quickly went out to make sure my gate was well locked.

“Then we heard the gunshot in the lawyer’s house, and then we alerted the estate’s management, who immediately swung into action. In a short time, army people came around and started shooting too, but before they came, the kidnappers had taken the wife and one of the in-laws of the legal practitioner away.

“This is really traumatising because we could not sleep throughout the night due to fear of the gunmen coming back. President Tinubu should please help Nigerians put an end to this barbaric act by the kidnappers”, he added.