Bandits kidnap pregnant woman, five others in FCT

Residents of three communities in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory are currently living in fear following the invasion of the areas by bandits allegedly from Zamfara State.

Our correspondent gathered that the bandits have been terrorizing Shere Koro, Igu and Kuwa villages in the past weeks.

They are reportedly holding six persons hostage, including a pregnant woman who was abducted on Tuesday.

The woman was going for antenatal care in company of her husband when she was kidnapped while her hubby, Mr Abdulganiyu Salaudeen, was attacked with machete.

They also stole his phone and automated teller machine cards; Mrs Salauden had yet to be rescued.

An aide to the FCT Senator Philip Aduda identified as Alhaji Danjuma Kawu was also attacked at his home and robbed.

Kawu confirmed the attack on his residence but declined to give details.

The criminals were also said to have attacked a couple who were fetching firewood on their farm and raped the wife while the husband managed to escape. The woman was later released.

A source said the police had arrested three suspects, including the spiritualist to the bandits identified as Alfa Dauda, an informant, Jigo, and his younger brother.

Speaking to our correspondent on Wednesday, a Shere Koro community leader, Alhaji Bala, disclosed that those arrested had been taken to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Guzape, Abuja, for investigation.

The FCT police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said the police were working to apprehend the criminals.