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Gunmen abduct 23 persons from Abuja community

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A former Ward Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Federal Capital Territory, Alhassan Sidi Kawu, was among 23 persons abducted by  gunmen numbering about 40 who stormed Kawu Community in the Bwari Area Council of the FCT in the early hours of Thursday.

The Kawu community shares boundaries with Kaduna and Niger states.

The councillor representing the community, who is also the Deputy Speaker in the council, Abdulmumini Zakari, told newsmen that the gunmen arrived the community on Wednesday, from the Kuyeri Forest in Kaduna State.

He added that among the gunmen’s victims were the wife and son of the District Head, Abdurrahman Danjuma Ali, alongside a former Ward Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and his four children.

“They divided themselves into groups and some went into the palace of the District Head where they abducted his son, Lukman, and his wife, who he married two weeks ago.

The bandits also reportedly went into the compound of Sarkin Pawan Kawu, Gambo Pawa, and abducted him alongside his two wives and some children.

Efforts by our correspondent to reach the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, proved abortive as she did not respond to phone calls or texts from our correspondent as of the time of filing this report.



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