Fear Holds Abuja Residents As Gunmen Invade Hotel, Kidnap Owner, Ex-Lawmaker And Others


Unmistakable dread has held residents of Tunga Maje town, close to Zuba in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja following the intrusion and snatching of scores at the Hilltop Hotel stop situated nearby.

Abuja residents in fear

DAILY POST had announced that obscure gunmen on Thursday, raged the lodging premises and snatched Hon. Friday Sani Makama, Prince Frederick Adejoh and others yet to be distinguished.

Hon Makama was a previous official in the Kogi State House of Assembly who as of late unloaded the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the decision All Progressives Congress (APC) in front of the impending 2023 general races.

He was snatched close by Prince Adejoh who is as of now the Oma Onu Aya of Igala land.

It was accumulated that the presumed kidnappers attacked the region, shooting irregularly to drive security watches off prior to whisking the casualties away to an obscure objective.

DAILY POST reports that the occurrence upset daily monetary exercises nearby as residents were dove into strange strain over more attacks.

An engine spare parts vendor in Zuba Market who distinguished himself just as Kelechi, revealed to DAILY POST journalist that a few residents living close to the lodging have abandoned the region for a more secure spot.

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“Things we use to hear from an extremely far place have slowly come to us here in FCT. As indicated by what we heard, the gunmen were intensely furnished with modern weapons.

“In the event that they can attack the lodging with the sort of security they have there, then, at that point what might happen to the everyday person? These hoodlums don’t mind whether you are rich or poor. They attack everyone.

“We heard that a few specialists who are simply hustling to get what to eat were likewise kidnapped. So who is protected? We are holding nothing back.”

Another resident of FCT, Mr Aruna Omoha deplored the security circumstance in the country’s capital, uncovering that the quantity of unreported cases supplant the ones detailed.

“In FCT, crooks are quietly killing residents consistently without the information on the media and surprisingly the security offices. Most occasions, when the aggressors snatch a resident, they would caution the relatives not to include the police or the media.

“Because of dread of the casualty being killed, the relatives would not report the case and that is the manner by which the payoff will be paid and anything despite what is generally expected, the casualty will be killedd”, he said.

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DAILY POST reports that the Tunga Maje and the Kaduna-Abuja thruway has been a lair for kidnappers and hooligans who generally move into the city voluntarily dispatch anarchy on guiltless residents.

There have been arrangement of attacks in a few pieces of the city by criminal components who moved from the adjoining satisfies like Niger, Kaduna States and others where banditry is right now flooding.

A security personnel who argued not to be referenced on paper, communicated dread over conceivable intrusion of the city by the Boko Haram extremists.

“What we can’t tell is the means by which these components get into the city in spite of the degree of tight security in numerous pieces of the domain.

“It is my dread that the Boko Haram may likewise get access into the city as they did in Niger. A portion of the spots they caught in Niger State are not a long way from the FCT. We as a whole must be watchful”, he said.

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Review that on May 21, this year, the Nigeria Police Force cautioned the overall population of potential attacks by Boko Haram psychological militants and other criminal components in the urban communities of Abuja and Jos, Plateau State.

The alarm was contained in a letter addressed to the Commissioners of Police and the Command Headquarters of

the FCT/Plateau State and endorsed by Ag. CP Idowu Owhunwa, Principal Staff Officer to the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.

The letter said, “Insight report at the removal of the Inspector-General of Police has uncovered arrangement by Boko Haram Terrorists to attack significant urban areas in the country, especially in Jos, Plateau State and the FCT, Abuja,” it expressed.

When reached by DAILY POST reporter, the representative for the FCT Police Command, ASP Mariam Yusuf affirmed the most recent turn of events