September 06, (THEWILL) – Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a woman and two of her daughters at Pegi community in Kuje area council of Abuja.
The victims, a 41-year-old woman, identified as Mrs Oladapo, and her two teenage daughters, Moyo Oladapo, 17-years-old, and Glory Oladapo, 14, were kidnapped around 11pm on Saturday, September 4.
Confirming the incident, Pastor Gabriel Oladapo, husband and father of the victims said, “the incident happened around 11pm on Saturday. They took away my daughters and wife. I was not in the house when the attack happened.”
He said the gunmen had yet to reach out, and urged security agencies to ensure the release of his wife and children.
A resident, Abednego, said the kidnappers, wielding AK-47 rifles, scaled the fence of the victims’ house at a resettlement area in Zone A, and forced the doors open.
The chairman of Pegi Community Development Association, (PECDA), Taiwo Aderibigbe, who confirmed the abduction of the woman and her daughters, decried incessant kidnappings in the area.
“It is quite worrisome, that Pegi, Kuje, is being targeted by kidnappers and security agencies are not doing much”, the PECDA chairman alleged.
Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the FCT police Command, ASP Daniel Y Ndipraya, said there is an ongoing investigation, and all plans are being made to rescue the victims.
“Efforts are being made by the command to ensure the victims are rescued”, he added.