Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted Aondo Ver, a director at the Federal Housing Authority, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to reports, the director was abducted at Pambara New Extension, Bwari Central Area of Federal Capital Territory at about 12:30 am on Thursday, February 1, 2024.
Pambara New Extension is about 200 metres away from the military camp and checkpoint in Bwari.
The kidnappers were said to have gained access through the fence after cutting the barbed wires.
It was gathered that all attempts by the vigilantes in the area to rescue the victim were abortive because they were poorly armed.
Residents of the area confirming the development said bandits’ attacks in the area have not spared military personnel, both serving and retired and civilians.
A source said, “Bandits attacked Pambara Extension over the night, at about 12:30 am today (Thursday), and they abducted one of our neighbours, Mr Aondo Ver, who is a Director in Federal Housing Authority, FCT.
“The attack happened very close to a ‘camp,’ the military base at the entrance of Bwari very close to Pambara Extension. The part of Pambara Extension where Mr Ver was kidnapped is just about 200 metres away from the military base. But the kidnappers escaped through the bushes with the victim.”
Another resident added, “The attack is still shocking to us. Our estate is very close to the military base here known as ‘camp’ at the entrance of Bwari, and there are also serving and retired military personnel living with us here, yet these bandits were bold enough to attack this place and kidnap Mr Ver.”
The FCT is facing an alarming surge in insecurity, prompting growing concerns among residents and authoritiess
The spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, could not be reached as text messages and phone calls to his line were not answered.
Also, the FCT Police Command is yet to react to this development as of press time