Abuja: Gunmen kidnap Atiku’s niece, varsity lecturer


Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Miss Ai’shat Umar Ardo, the daughter of Dr. Umar Ardo.

Her father is an Adamawa State politician and cousin to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Miss Ardo was said to have been kidnapped on Saturday around 7:45pm at Blinkers Shopping Mall, Asokoro Abuja. The father of the victim, Dr Ardo, who announced the kidnap of his daughter said the kidnappers put her in an ash Camry and zoomed off.
Ardo, who is a cousin of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, added that the kidnappers were yet to make contact with the family.

The politician said: “My daughter, Ai’shat Umar Ardo (Ummi)), 24, was kidnapped at Blinkers Shopping mall, No.46 Nkwame Nkurma Crescent, Asokoro around 7:45pm yesterday. They put her in an ash Camry and zoomed off. Nothing is heard of her since, and no call is yet received from them. Your prayer is needed. Thank you.”

Also in Abuja, gunmen kidnapped an unnamed lecturer with Baze University,

Though the FCT Police Command confirmed the incident, its spokesman, Anguzuh Anjereh, said he had been rescued.

He also debunked fears about the breakdown of security in the federal capital.

It reads: “The FCT Police Command wishes to reassure the public that the Federal Capital Territory is safe and the Police has reinvigorated its crime-fighting strategy to ensure the protection of lives and property in FCT.

It is pertinent to inform the public that the Police has successfully rescued the Baze University lecturer who was kidnapped on 8th September, 2019.

The Command wants to also inform the public that it has commenced a discreet investigation into an unfortunate kidnap case which occurred at Asokoro on Saturday 14th September, 2019. The Police are currently making concerted effort to rescue the victim.

Contrary to speculations on social media about an upsurge in this crime, the Command wishes to correct the notion and inform the public that the aforementioned were the only cases reported to the police, and efforts are being intensified to arrest the suspects behind the crime.

The Command wants to reaffirm its commitment to the protect lives and property by deploying proactive security measures that will nip this crime in the bud.”



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