The recent attacks on Gbaupe, a rural village behind ACO Estate Lugbe, along the Abuja Airport Road, where 12 people—including a 9-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl—were abducted, have made the already dire situation of criminal activity in Abuja, the federal capital, worse.
Vanguard was informed by a villager that the attack happened on Sunday.
He claimed that while they were being arched into the bush behind the village, two of the kidnapped individuals managed to get away.
It was reported that one of the men removed had been dragged outside without a shirt or shoes.
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While criminal activity had targeted Gbaupe previously, this particular kidnapping was the largest to have occurred in the village.
It was reported that local Vigilante men had engaged the kidnappers but were defeated by their superior firepower.
For over three years, kidnappers have been having a field day in the axis, which runs between Gbau, Kuje, Gauge, Pegi, Abaji, Keti, and Kwali, without any opposition.
At approximately 9.15 am, when this story was filed, it was discovered that the abductors had not yet gotten in touch with the victims’ families.
Under anonymity, a resident spoke with Vanguard and revealed that the kidnappers, who could have as many as fifteen, worked from 12.15 am to 2.46 am.
He declared, “The kidnapping incident occurred at Gbaupe village, behind ACO Estate, Airport Road Abuja, in the early hours of yesterday, December 11th.” Twelve people, including three women and young people, were abducted. Later, two men managed to get away.
“One vigilante died in combat. There were roughly fifteen kidnappers. They were in operation from 12.15 am to 2.46 am, occasionally firing. The family has not yet heard from the kidnappers. This year has seen three incidents.
A nursing mother and her three children were abducted by bandits in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, it was widely reported just yesterday.
A mother, her six-month-old baby, and two other children were reportedly abducted by bandits who broke into the community on Sunday night between 7 and 9 o’clock.
The gunmen abducted a woman and her three children, according to Mr. Francis Bobai, a community member and board of trustees, who told reporters that this was the fifth incident in a row that had happened without security assistance.
“This is the fifth time kidnappers have attacked with no government action,” he declared.