FCT police launch manhunt for kidnappers of journalist, neighbour’s child


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has already launched a manhunt for the criminals, who abducted Okechukwu Nnodim, a journalist with The Punch newspaper in Abuja.

The journalist who covers the business beat was kidnapped together with a child of his neighbour, at an isolated cum hilly Byzahin community, a suburb of the nation’s capital city, between Kubwa and Bwari axis in Abuja.

A security source said that the unknown gunmen gained access to the resident by jumping his fence after firing several gunshots in the air.

“The gunmen broke into the room through the window before whisking their victims away in the difficult terrain.

“The FCT Police Commissioner, Mr. Bala Ciroma and his men, have already visited the community for an on-the-spot preliminary investigation into the incident,” the source added.


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