Abuja: Angry Protesting Nigerians Block Major Road In Capital City Over Incessant Kidnappings

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Following incessant cases of kidnapping in Chukuku, located in Kuje Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Abuja, residents of the community, on Thursday morning blocked the Gwagwalada-Kuje Road to vent their frustrations with the situation.

The protesters barricaded the road connecting Gwagwalada to Kuje as early as 6:00 am, preventing human and vehicular movements in the area.
According to SaharaReporters, the residents of the community became infuriated following the kidnapping of four persons including women in the community on Wednesday night.
It was gathered that the gunmen had raided the village in a Gestapo manner, shooting sporadically as residents scampered to find safety.
This is coming a few days after kidnappers stormed Yangoji community in Kwali Area Council, kidnapped two women and shot their father dead.
Also, a young man was kidnapped in Petti village for three days but released after the payment of N3 million as ransom.

Disturbed by the rate of killings, rustling and abductions in their communities, the angry residents vowed not to allow any vehicle on the road until the government addressed the security situation in the area.
They blamed security agents for not being proactive in combating the menace despite the intelligence report being made available to the police.
In a video obtained by SaharaReporters on Thursday, the motorists were seen tuning back as protesters insisted that no one would be allowed in and out of the community.
Chukuku is a few kilometres away from Kuje, the headquarters of Kuje Area Council which has become the epicentre of abductions in the nation’s capital.

[Culled From SaharaReporters]

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