Gunmen kill one, abduct two others in Abuja


The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has launched a manhunt after gunmen suspected to be kidnappers killed one man, Benjamin Ogundare, and kidnapped two others identified as Goodluck Ogundare and Janet Ogundare in the Ushafa community in the Bwari Area Council of Abuja on Wednesday.

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It was gathered that the gunmen attacked an apartment behind the Local Government Education Authority Primary School close to Going-Park, shooting sporadically between 1:00 am and 1:30 am on Wednesday.

Sources said the deceased, Ogundare, struggled with the gunmen before he was killed, and his relatives abducted.

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Confirming the incident, the FCT PPRO, Josephine Adeh, said, “On Wednesday, January 11, at about 06:00 am, the Police Control Room received a distress call that armed hoodlums, stormed Ushafa village via the Bwari Area Council of the FCT.

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“The information was relayed to the Bwari Divisional Police Headquarters and other security apparatus of the Command around the area mobilized tactical and intelligence assets to the scene.

“Upon sighting the officers, the hoodlums took to their heels having shot one Benjamin Ogundare and abducted the duo of Goodluck Ogundare and Janet Ogundare.

“The victim was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by a doctor on call. An aggressive hunt and rescue mission has been launched on the tails of the hoodlums while the investigation continues.”