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Kidnappers at Army Estate Demand Ransom Exceeding N30 Million

by ONUAH YVONNE

In a shocking incident at the Nigeria Army post Housing Estate Kurudu in Abuja, the wife and two in-laws of Barrister Cyril Adikwu were abducted on Thursday night around 10:00 pm. The assailants reportedly invaded the estate, with Adikwu narrowly escaping when the kidnappers arrived at his residence.

Adikwu, who managed to flee, revealed that he has been in contact with the abductors. The perpetrators have set a ransom exceeding 30 million naira and specified a timeframe for its payment, according to reports by Vanguard.

Describing the harrowing experience, Adikwu said, “It all happened on Thursday night at about 10:00 pm when a vehicle containing those who were kidnapped drove into my compound. Then, all of a sudden, the kidnappers followed the vehicle into my compound.”

He continued, “I was upstairs and heard strange sounds, so I peeped through the burglary door upstairs and saw one of them who was kidnapped on the floor. They were about 8 of them, and they walked through the bush part over the hill to the other side.”

Adikwu managed to escape, and shortly after, he received a call demanding a ransom for the release of his wife and in-laws. While he refrained from mentioning the exact amount, he assured that it exceeds 30 million naira.

An official from the estate management, choosing to remain anonymous, stated that they are actively collaborating with security agencies to facilitate the safe rescue of the kidnapped victims. “The incident that happened on Thursday night in the estate was really unfortunate; immediately, we were alerted, but before security personnel got there, the kidnappers had left with the victims,” the official mentioned.

“We assure you that we are working with security agencies to see that they are rescued unhurt,” the estate management official added, highlighting the ongoing efforts to secure the release of the abducted individuals. The community is now anxiously awaiting updates as the situation unfolds.

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