Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Reverend father, Matthew Dajo of the St Anthony Catholic Church, in Yangoji village, Kwali area Council in Abuja suburb.
A resident of the area, who simply identified himself as Saleh said the incident happened on Sunday around 9:47:pm when the gunmen with sophisticated weapons invaded the residence of the Reverend father in the area.
He said the gunmen scaled through the fence of the victim’s house while others positioned themselves outside, before entering Reverend father’s bedroom whisking him away.
“In fact, the entire community was terrified as a result of sporadic gun shot by the Kidnappers. As nobody was able to come outside because some of the Kidnappers had surrounded the house while others entered the house through the fence, ” he said.
According to Saleh, the Kidnappers shot into the air to scare neighbors as they matched the Reverend father into the bush at gun point.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the FCT police command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, confirmed the abduction of the Reverend father by Kidnappers in Yangoji, Kwali Area council.
Yusuf, in a statement, said the FCT police command has since launched an operation to rescue the Catholic Church Reverend father while urging members of the public to remain calm, as the command was intensifying effort to liberate the victim unhurt.
According to her, the FCT police commissioner, Bala Ciroma has launched a manhunt to trail and apprehend the suspects.
“While the command is calling on residents of the territory to be security conscious and promptly report all suspicious movements to police personnel, ” she said.
So far, no contact has been made with the Diocese nor the Reverend’s family by the abductors.