Bandits said to number around 40 stormed the Kawu community in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday and abducted 23 people.


Blaze fm reports that Kawu shares boundaries with Niger and Kaduna states.


Speaking about the development, the Councilor representing the area, Abdulmumini Zakari, who is the deputy speaker in the council, said the gunmen arrived in the community on Wednesday, from the Kuyeri Forest in Kaduna State.


He explained, “They divided themselves into groups and some went into the palace of the district head, Abdurrahman Ali, where they abducted his son, Lukman, and his wife, whom he married two weeks ago.


“Others attacked the compound of Alhassan Kawu, the Marafa of Kawu, and a former PDP Chairman of Kawu Ward. They abducted him along with his four children.”


He further revealed that the bandits also went into the compound of the Sarkin Pawan Kawu, Gambo Pawa, and abducted him alongside his two wives and some children.


Blaze Fm