In Sheda village in the Kwali Area Council of Abuja, a couple known as Mr. Sunday Odoma Ojarume and his wife Mrs. Janet Odoma Ojarume were kidnapped by thugs.
On Sunday, July 25, the criminals invaded the neighborhood with sophisticated firearms, according to Japhet Musa, a local.
They reportedly took up positions in the neighborhood at key intersections before scaling the victims’ fences and dragging them away under the threat of a gun.
“Infact, Sheda village was tensed on Sunday, because of the sporadic shooting by the kidnappers who positioned themselves at strategic places within the community, before they went and kidnap the man and his wife.”
He added that the kidnappers later released the woman and asked her to go source for ransom for her husband.
Narrating how the incident occurred, the victim’s wife said;
“While they were moving us out of the community, the leader of the kidnappers ordered that they should allow me to go back home so that I will go and source for ransom,” she said.
Narrating how they had access to their house, the woman said she stood up from bed out of fear to open the door when the kidnappers forced the door open.
“My two children were sleeping inside the children’s room, as they could not enter their room. That was what saved my children.”
She added that a contact has not been established with the kidnappers.