The Chief Imam of Yangoji Central Mosque in Kwali Area Council, Abuja, Abdullahi Abubakar Gbedako and two of his sons, Aliyu Usman Abubakar and Ibrahim Abubakar, have been kidnapped from their home.
According to neighbours of the Imam, the incident happened on Friday around 11:47 p.m. when the gunmen invaded the religious leader’s house in the community.
They said some of the gang members positioned themselves at strategic places shooting into the air, while three others scaled the fence of the victim’s house.
The gunmen, the neighbours said, shot and destroyed both the front doors and rear doors before they gained entry into his room and whisked him away alongside his two sons.
A family member of the Chief Imam, who preferred anonymity, disclosed that a contact has been established, adding that the kidnappers were demanding for N10 million ransom.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the FCT police command, DSP Adeh Josephine, confirmed the kidnap of the Chief Imam and his two sons.
She said while investigation is ongoing, effort was also on by the police and vigilante to rescue the victims.
“The FCT police commissioner, CP Sunday Babaji, also urges members of Yangoji community to remain calm and provide any information that will help the police in arresting the suspects,” she said.