Kidnappers of two teenage sisters in Abuja have demanded N30 million for their release.
The girls were kidnapped at Guita community, Chikakore in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Sunday.
Their abduction occurred a few days after gunmen suspected to be kidnappers killed a nursing mother, Christiana Igba, and her mother, Maria Agbo, after spending two weeks with them in their enclave.
The gunmen stormed Guita around 11:25 pm on Sunday despite the police and military deployments to the area.
According to findings, the gunmen, numbering six, whisked away the girls aged 16 and 14 through the forests and hills in the area.
A source told The Nation: “The gunmen changed their approach, when they came; they didn’t shoot like before, but forced themselves inside.
“While they were forcing themselves inside, the owner of the house (a Calabar man) ran to the vigilante’s office, then, he ran to the commander’s house before the commander could call another person, and rushed to his house, the gunmen were already gone.
“It was when they were going, they started shooting, unlike before that they would shoot before the operation and till the end.
“They took three of his children, two girls and one boy, but they went away with two and sent back one (the boy) from the bush that he should go and tell their father to prepare 30 million naira for their ransom.
“When they were taken, the two girls (16 and 14 years), one of the girls was wearing a nightgown, the mother tried to plead with the gunmen to let her wear something for the cold, but instead they beat up the mother. She had no option than to just let the girls go the way they were under the cold.
“Before the police came to the scene, they were already gone. Some of the vigilantes later traced them to the railway line, to the rocks but there was no trace anymore.
“The man that his daughters were kidnapped is a frontline security payment, and he has made several donations to the community.”