Gunmen abduct Abuja chief Imam, sons

“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Scores of gunmen have abducted Abdullahi Abubakar Gbedako, the Chief Imam of Yangoji Central Mosque in Kwali Area Council, Abuja.

His two sons, Aliyu Usman Abubakar, 22 and Ibrahim Abubakar, 11, were also abducted with him.

They were all nabbed at the imam’s home in Abuja around 11:47 pm on Friday.

A family member of the chief imam, who preferred anonymity, disclosed that a contact has been established.

The kidnappers, he said, are demanding N10 million as ransom.

The spokesperson of the FCT Police Command, DSP Adeh Josephine, confirmed the kidnap of the imam and his two sons on Monday.

She said investigations are ongoing and efforts are on by the police and vigilante to rescue the victims.

“The FCT police commissioner, CP Sunday Babaji, urged members of the Yangoji community to remain calm and provide information that would help the police in arresting the suspects,” she said.

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