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Gunmen Abduct Two Women, Youth Corper, Demand N15m Ransom

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SAN FRANCISCO, December 23, (THEWILL) – Three women, including a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), have been kidnapped by gunmen in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

THEWILL gathered that the victims were travelling on Wednesday when they were robbed at gun point and thereafter marched into the bush.

Yemi Ola, Head of Anti-Kidnapping Unit in Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FCT Police Command), confirmed the kidnap, saying his office has received a report of the case.

“The report was made at Kwali Division from where it was transferred to us yesterday ( Thursday ) night,” he said.

“We took a statement from the sister of one of the victims who was inside the vehicle. I told them to come back today and I am still expecting them.

A source told THEWILL that the kidnappers have demanded N15m ransom from family of the victims.

“While they demanded N5m from the family of the two sisters, the kidnappers demanded N10m from the father of Grace Oghene Edegware, a graduate of Accountancy from Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, who was deployed by NYSC to Lagos State,” he said.

Story by Oputah David