Gunmen kidnap pastor’s wife and daughters

No fewer than three persons have been abducted from their home in Pegi community in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The incident, it was gathered, happened late Saturday.

The kidnapped persons were said to be mother and daughters.

It was gathered that the father, a pastor, was away when the attack happened.

A resident of the area, who gave his name simply as Eze, said the armed men scaled the fence and broke the door.

“The bandits came to pastor’s house at a resettlement area in Zone A. They were all women in the house when they came. They were heavily armed. They forced their way in and took them away,” he said.

The father and the husband of the victims, Pastor Gabriel Oladapo, said, “The bandits cut my fence’s barb wire and scaled the fence.

“They destroyed my burglar-proof windows, as well as the door to gain access to the house.

“The incident happened around 11pm on Saturday. They took away my daughters and wife. I was not in the house when the attack happened.”

Oladapo, who said the bandits had yet to reach out, urged security agencies to ensure the release of his wife and children.

The Chairman Pegi Community Development Association, Taiwo Aderibigbe, lamented the recurring cases of kidnapping in the area.

“It is worrisome that the kidnaping ravaging our community has yet to be crushed by security personnel. We are calling on all and sundry to come to our aid,” he said.

The spokesman for the FCT Police Command, ASP Daniel Ndiparya, confirmed the incident, saying, “Efforts are being made by the command to ensure that the victims are rescued.”

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