Chief Imam, sons kidnapped in Abuja

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A gang of armed men have abducted Abdullahi Abubakar Gbedako, the Chief Imam of Yangoji Central Mosque in Abuja.

Yangoji is under Kwali Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Gbedako and his sons – Aliyu Usman Abubakar (22) and Ibrahim Abubakar (11) – were taken during a home invasion.

The attackers, it was gathered, stormed the area in two vehicles around 11:30pm on Friday.

They fired gunshots into the air while some of them broke into the residence after jumping over the fence.

The kidnappers were said to have asked the victim’s family to pay N10 million ransom.

Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the abduction on Monday.

The spokesperson assured that efforts were on to track the assailants and free the captives.

“An investigation is ongoing. We are in a joint search with local vigilantes in order to reunite the victims with their family

“The Commissioner of Police urges members of the community to remain calm and provide useful information that will help in arresting the perpetrators”, Adeh said.