Abuja council chief’s father abducted

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Police in Abuja on Tuesday confirmed the kidnap of Mr John Makama, father of Bwari Area Council Chairman, Mr John Gabaya.

CSP Biodun Makanjuola, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in charge of Bwari Police Station, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Makanjuola said the incident took place about 1:00 a.m. yesterday, adding that the police were gathering details of what transpired.

He said the victim was kidnapped alongside his other siblings, adding that the police were strategising rescue them unhurt.

A family of Makama told NAN that the gunmen stormed the of the victim and shot sporadically into the air.

The source said the gunmen initially seized Makama, his , simply referred as “Mama”, and others, but released Mama after her ’s plea.