Kubwa Express Special Edition January-March 2024

Kubwa, the largest satellite town in Abuja, where natives were resettled, a once crime free community, is now ravaged by and kidnapping bandit attacks.
For the past few years, Kubwa residents have been living in constant fear as many are at the hands of “unknown gunmen” who continue to kidnap residents in exchange for ransom while killing and injuring others. Residents are terrified that they will be the next victim.
Many people, particularly those living in estates off Arab road, have relocated into upper part of Kubwa, while those who escaped kidnapping, relocated to districts in AMAC.
According to Musa, a man who 
narrowly escaped being kidnapped, *We left on that day in June when the gunmen broke down my fence, banged my door and almost kidnapped us. Local vigilante intervened and since our miraculous escape, we have not returned to that area.”He further narrated that kidnappers kidnapped another resident on December 2, 2023.
“I don’t know how these kidnappers have been coming since 2020. I have lost count of the number of kidnapped people in that axis. And these guys keep coming; they keep invading this area.” “Everybody is just packing out of the house they built, out of the area they have always called home.”
There is no accurate statistics of those , kidnapped so far in Kubwa but a bird t view of news reports online reveals; in 2020, a naval officer’s wife was kidnapped. Continued on page 11.

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