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Bandits kill man, abduct family members in Abuja suburb

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A resident of Ushafa community in the Bwari area council of Abuja, Mr. Benjamin Ogundare was killed by suspected kidnappers in his home while two members of his family, Goodluck Ogundare, and Janet Ogundare were abducted.

Reports indicate that the gunmen struck an apartment behind the Local Government Education Authority Primary School close to Going-Park, shooting sporadically between 1am and 1.30am on Wednesday.

Sources said the deceased struggled with the gunmen before he was killed and his relatives abducted.

The Federal Capital Territory police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident.

She said, “On Wednesday, January 11, around 6am, the Police Control Room received a distress call that armed hoodlums stormed Ushafa village via the Bwari area council of the FCT.

“The information was relayed to the Bwari divisional police headquarters and other security apparatus of the command around the area mobilised tactical and intelligence assets to the scene.

“Upon sighting the officers, the hoodlums took to their heels having shot one Benjamin Ogundare and abducted the duo of Goodluck Ogundare and Janet Ogundare.

“The victim was rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead by a doctor on call. Aggressive hunt and rescue mission has been launched on the tails of the hoodlums, while investigation continues.”

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