JUST IN: Female teacher abducted in Abuja

A teacher of Government Secondary School (GSS), Kuje, Abuja Mrs. Daramola Matina has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

The Nation gathered that the incident occurred at Shadadi community in Kuje Local Council last Tuesday when the armed men invaded the area and were shooting sporadically into the air before whisking the teacher to an unknown destination.

A source close to the victim said the suspected kidnappers stormed the area, targeting only the teacher.

The source who pleaded anonymity said: “They gained access into her residence through the back door. They used a sledgehammer and axe to destroy the door, while others stood outside and surrounded the house. She was whisked away at gunpoint.”

A family member also told our reporter that the abductors have established contact with the family, demanding N10 million as a condition for the release of the abductee.

When contacted by our correspondent, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Maryam Yusuf, confirmed the incident.

According to the PPRO, the FCT Police Command has launched an operation to ensure the victim is rescued unhurt.

She said: “We have launched an operation to rescue the victim unhurt and arrest the fleeing suspects.”

culled from THE NATION