Gunmen are said to have abducted 29 villagers in the Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The 29 were kidnapped in the middle of the night on Tuesday from Yewuti village, the homeland of Alhaji Zubairu Jibrin Yewuti, the immediate past deputy chairman of Kwali Area Council.

According to the Abujapress, two housewives, Mrs Zainab Umar and Mrs Aisha Zubairu, escaped while being led into the jungle by their kidnappers.

Idris Mohammed, Abdullahi Zubairu, Sani S. Magani, Peter Modu, Ibrahim Mamman, Yellow Abdulrasheed, Musa Suleiman, Simbiya Ishaku, Sumaiya Ibrahim, Muktari Yunusa, and Rahmat Shagari are among those taken, according to the report.

Others are Sumaiya Abubakar Yelwa, Mohammed Yelwa, Maimuna Muhammad, Hussaini Ya Nda Agyana, Hamza Ibrahim, Lantana Yunusa, Nabila Agyana, Rufai Salihu, Nafisa Aminu, Kasimu Adamu, Abako Adamu, Abdulyakin Aliyu, Lukman Aliyu, Rahina Audu, Abdulrazak Usman, Sadiya Usman, Darius Samuel and Japheth Osu.

The gunmen reportedly raided eight houses and whisked away the residents into the bush.

It added that the immediate vice chairman of the council, Alhaji Zubairu Jibrin Yewuti, confirmed the incident, claiming that his younger brother, Idris; two of his elder brothers’ wives and a child were among the victims.




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