April 14, 2024

April 14, 2024

Two Wedding Guests Killed In Abuja By Gunmen

Two wedding guests, Safiya Salihu and Amina Ibrahim, have been killed by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers who opened fire on a vehicle at Ukya-Tsoho village, in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.


A driver, who narrowly escaped the attack simply identified as Abdullahi, said the incident happened about 5:40pm on Friday.


He said the gunmen came through the bush at a sharp bend a few meters from Ukya-Tsoho village and opened fire on a Volkswagen Golf car with registration number LKJ 321 CX.


He said the two wedding guests killed had boarded the vehicle from Abaji on their way to Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State to attend a wedding ceremony.


“I was a few meters behind the car because we both loaded passengers from Abaji. When we were negotiating the sharp bend near Ukya-Tsoho the gunmen appeared and started shooting at the car,” he said.


The driver said immediately he heard the gunshots, he applied the brakes and quickly reversed the car to escape the attack, adding that the driver of the vehicle carrying the deceased guests was able to escape despite the rain of bullets on his vehicle.


Our reporter learnt that the remains of the deceased had been taken to Gegu in Kotonkafe Local Government Area of Kogi State for burial.


The spokesperson of the FCT police command, DSP Adeh Josephine, did not reply a text sent to her on the incident.


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