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Abuja lady narrowly escapes kidnap attempt with gunshot wounds


Abuja lady narrowly escapes kidnap attempt with gunshot wounds

A lady, simply identified as Blessing, has narrowly escaped a kidnapping attempt with gunshot wounds after some criminals attacked and blocked her on the Access Road to El-Salem, Penthouse 3, Light House Estates in Lugbe, Pyakasa area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

A source close to the victim disclosed to Neptune Prime that the unfortunate incident happened around 10 pm. on Thursday.

Though the lady successfully escaped being taken away, the criminals shot her in the leg.

According to the source, the kidnappers blocked Blessing from both ends of the access road with their car. Bravely, she drove into them, forcing her way in the narrow space to make her escape.

When they noticed she was getting away from them, they fired shots at her and punctured her car.


Bullet punctured car of the victim.


The victim, still traumatised by the nasty experience, said she will get back to our reporter with the full details of the unfortunate incident.

The Federal Capital Territory has been a hotbed for so many criminal activities, especially kidnapping for ransom, in recent weeks.

Neptune Prime had reported on different occasions how kidnappers attack personal residences to snatch away victims.

The criminals later on contact their victims’ families to request ransom payments in millions.

The most recent incident that went viral on social media was the abduction of six sisters with their fathet from their home in the Bwari Area Council of the FCT.

The gunmen later released the father, urging him to secure N60m ransom for the freedom of his six daughters.

Unable to meet up with their deadline, the gunmen reportedly killed the eldest sister and left her body at a strategic location for her family as a warning.

The criminals also increased the ransom from N60 million to N100 million.

In an attempt to raise the ransom, a call for donations was made on social media with former Nigerian minister, Dr Ali Isa Pantami, joining in to reveal that an unnamed friend of his pledged to contribute N50 million to secure the release of the remaining sisters.

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