GUNMEN KIDNAP TOP GOVT OFFICIAL NEAR MILITARY CAMP IN ABUJA

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GUNMEN KIDNAP TOP GOVT OFFICIAL NEAR MILITARY CAMP IN ABUJA

Some heavily armed men have kidnapped Aondo Ver, a director at Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Abuja, in the wee hours of Thursday, February 1.

The incident occurred around 12:30am at Pambara New Extension, a stone throw from a military camp and checkpoint in Bwari Central Area of the FCT.

The kidnappers were said to have gained access through the fence after cutting the barb wires.

”Bandits attacked Pambara Extension over the night, at about 12:30 am today (Thursday), and they abducted one of our neighbours, Mr Aondo Ver, who is a Director in Federal Housing Authority, FCT,” a source said.

“The attack happened very close to a ‘camp,’ the military base at the entrance of Bwari very close to Pambara Extension. The part of Pambara Extension where Mr Ver was kidnapped is just about 200 metres away from the military base. But the kidnappers escaped through the bushes with the victim.”

Another resident added, “The attack is still shocking to us. Our estate is very close to the military base here known as ‘camp’ at the entrance of Bwari, and there are also serving and retired military personnel living with us here, yet these bandits were bold enough to attack this place and kidnap Mr Ver.”Spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, Josephine Adeh, could not be reached for comments on the incident as at the time of writing this report.

About Dons Eze

DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

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