Gunmen on Wednesday abducted a PUNCH reporter, identified as Okechukwu Nnodim, at his house in the Arab Road area of Kubwa, Abuja.
The kidnappers also attacked his neighbours and went away with the two sons of a widow named Mrs Faith Gbeyide.
Narrating the incident on Thursday, Nnodim’s wife, Oluchi, explained that her husband was working on his laptop when five strange men climbed the fence around 11 pm and entered their compound, ordering them to open the door.
Oluchi said the gunmen fired several shots at the windows and afterwards pulled down the burglar-proof iron after which they forced the front door open.
“My husband asked me to stay with the children in their room. I heard the men asking him to bring out money but he told them he didn’t have money in the house.
“They took our phones and marched him out of the house. They went to our neighbour’s house and also abducted her two sons.”
Madam Gbeyide explained that her son opened the door when the men threatened to kill them if they refused.
She said, “They took the N9,000 in my purse, overturned the TV in the room and went away with my first son, Victor. My second son, Gbenga, started following them and they also took him away.”
ASP Miriam Yusuf , the FCT police spokesperson, confirmed the incident.