Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed one Benjamin Ogundare and abducted his son and nephew, in Ushafa community in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),
The armed men numbering about 20 attacked an apartment behind the Local Government Education Authority Primary School close to Going-Park, shooting sporadically between 1:00 am and 1:30 am on Wednesday, January 11.
According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen were masked and dressed in black.
Ogundare, aged 49, who was the financial secretary of the community residents association, Ogundare raised the alarm, calling on people to wake up.
On hearing his voice, the gunmen were said to have forced their way into his apartment before abducting him, his wife, son and niece.
However, when he tried to escape, the assailants shot him dead. They later released his wife and took the other two relatives away.
The spokesperson of the FCT police command, Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident in a statement.
“On Wednesday, January 11, at about 06:00 am, the Police Control Room received a distress call that armed hoodlums, stormed Ushafa village via the Bwari Area Council of the FCT,” she stated.
“The information was relayed to the Bwari Divisional Police Headquarters and other security apparatus of the Command around the area mobilized tactical and intelligence assets to the scene.
“Upon sighting the officers, the hoodlums took to their heels, having shot one Benjamin Ogundare and abducted the duo of Goodluck Ogundare and Janet Ogundare.
“The victim was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by a doctor on call. An aggressive hunt and rescue mission has been launched on the tails of the hoodlums while the investigation continues.”