Charles Nwoke, Nigeria
December 7, 2020
Two teenage girls, Aisha, 15, and Sumaiyya, 14, were reportedly murdered in cold blood by stray bullets when robbers invaded Wushishi Local Government Area, Niger State during the weekend.
Alhaji Danjuma Suleiman Nalango, the Council Boss, confirmed the incident to newsmen that the gunmen stormed Wushishi town intending to kidnap a businessman, Mr. Akuya, residing near the UBA branch office in the area. Unfortunately, when they struck, Akuya was away.
According to reports, bandits whisked away from the businessman’s son to an unknown destination.
Local Government Boss explained that the 2 (two) teenage girls killed by stray bullets were playing on the premises when the gunmen stormed the residence and started shooting while searching for Akuya.
ASP Wasiu Abiodun, the Niger State Police Command Spokesman, confirmed the incident but, assured that his men were on top of the situation. He enjoined residents to remain calm and be law-abiding.
He also called on people to always make available every useful information that would help police fight crime in their state.
In another development, an unidentified business mogul has been abducted by unknown gunmen in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State.
Though details of the kidnapping incident are still sketchy, sources within the Ogbor Hill axis of the commercial city told newsmen that the kidnappers took away their victim and were yet to establish contact with his family.
This is as reports came yesterday that another businessman, Mr. Obinna, who was kidnapped two weeks ago were released in the early hours of Sunday.
According to sources, the kidnappers who had earlier demanded N200 million on Thursday reduced their demand to N100 million.
The family was reportedly said to have insisted they could not afford the said amount, but the gang eventually collected N5 million that was delivered at a given location before the victim was freed.
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