Police confirm kidnap of Bwari council chairman’s father
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Police in Abuja, on Tuesday, confirmed the kidnap of John Makama, father of Bwari Area Council Chairman, John Gabaya.
Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in charge of Bwari Police Station, CSP Biodun Makanjuola, confirmed the incident.
Makanjuola said that the incident took place at about 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, adding that the police were gathering details of what actually transpired.
He said that the victim was kidnapped alongside his two other siblings, adding that the police were strategising to rescue them unhurt.
A family member of Makama on condition of anonymity, said that the gunmen stormed the home of the victim and shot sporadically into the air.
The source said the gunmen initially seized Makama, his wife, simply referred to as “Mama’’, and two others, but released Mama after her husband’s plea, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.
According to the source, the kidnappers left a contact number to reach them and had already requested for an undisclosed amount to be paid as ransom before the victims would be released.