Barely 24 hours after operatives of the Police-led anti-kidnapping Joint Taskforce, JTF, were withdrawn, bandits have struck an orphanage in the Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory FCT, abducting at least eight orphans and three others.
The Rachael Orphanage Home opposite UBE Junior Secondary School in Naharati area of the Council was reportedly invaded at about 1am on Saturday taking with them Elizabeth Andrew, Dayo Udeh, Jacob Ukpas, Melody Ijeh, Bernard Itim, Isaac Matthew and Laruba Emmanuel.
The security guard at the orphanage, Joseph Matthew was also abducted while three residents of the area, Rukayyat Salihu, Suwaiba Momoh and Momoh Jimoh were also abducted. The gunmen who stormed the orphanage in large numbers and heavily armed were said to have forced the gate opened and went straight to the dormitory.
“They were armed to the teeth. Except for the gate that they forced open, it was almost a noiseless operation. “While they abducted the kids at gunpoint, they proceeded to the neighbouring compound where they abducted two housewives and shot at the husband of one of them”, a source disclosed.
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