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Gunmen Kidnap Suleja Businessman

By Nma Shekwolo

As Kidnapping business continues to thrive in the country, a businessman, Umar Maikoriya, based in Suleja, Niger State, has been reportedly abducted for the second time by unknown gunmen.

A neighbour of the abducted man, Mohammed Sani, who witnessed the incident, said it occurred along the Suleja- Kaduna road on Sunday night as Maikoriya returned home after saying his Ishai prayers.

His kidnappers suddenly appeared with guns which they fired into the air to scare people around before bundling him into a waiting car and heading for an unknown destination.

An unnamed man was said to have been hit by a bullet in the process and is currently receiving treatment at the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Abuja.it was further gathered from a family source that efforts to link up with the businessman or his captors have been futile.”We have not had from him since he was picked.

His captors have not even communicated or placed any demand on him. We are confused and the entire family is confused,” the source said.

Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, for Suleja, Eze Nneka, said that this was the second time the victim would be kidnapped in recent years, adding that he had paid the demanded ransom in the previous case.

Also, the Niger State police public relations officer, Richard Oguche, said that police was on top of the situation as investigation has commenced on the matter.
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