Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted eight residents and killed one person during an invasion of Piri community in the Kwali Area Council of Abuja.
The gunmen were said to have invaded the community on Tuesday night amidst sporadic gunshots and came back on Wednesday evening.
The kidnappers first invaded two houses and whisked away two persons, a resident named Yakubu Saidu told Daily Trust.
He said the kidnappers targetted a car dealer identified as Sadauna but since they could not get him, they went away with two of his brothers, on Tuesday night.
Saidu said the gunmen, who returned on Wednesday to continue their operation, killed a housewife simply identified as Salamatu and kidnapped three residents.
He said the victim was shot dead when she attempted to escape, saying that the late woman has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
According to the source, the deceased was the senior wife of a Yam dealer in Kwali, Yusuf Maigunwa.
The resident said the husband of the deceased was not at home when the kidnappers came, prompting the gunmen to kidnap his second wife and two other occupants.