9jatoday understands that there have been several gunmen attack since the beginning of January 2020, leading to the death of many in the country, most especially in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Some unknown gunmen have again today attacked a Local Government Area of Jos and where they whisked-away the daughter of a former Commissioner of Tourism, Mr Perter Mwadkon.
This was confirmed by the Spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, Mr Mathias Tyopev, on Tuesday.
While speaking about the attack, Mr Mathias disclosed that the abduction of the daughter of the former Commissioner was carried out by gunmen who attacked their family house in Kwata Community, Jos South Local Government Area of the state.
Mathias said, “Yes, we got the report of the gunmen attack in Kwata community. We are working with the family to secure the girl that was taken away during the attack.”
The gunmen who stormed the community around 2am were said to have broken into the house and went away with the 26-year-old graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Miss Christie Peter, at her sister’s house in the Kwata community on Tuesday.
According to a member of the community, Mr Emmanuel Choji, who lamented the incident revealed to newsmen that the abductors had made contact with the family members and demanded a sum of N5m as ransom.
“We are still in shock over the incident. This kind of thing should not be allowed to continue. How can gunmen arrive in a community and start shooting at residents without anything done to stop them?
“What happened, in this case, was that they just arrived in the community around 2am on Tuesday. They broke into their house and whisked the young girl away,” said Choji.
He added that “It was a boy that the gunmen initially kidnapped but they were later heard arguing among themselves after kidnapping the 10-year-boy, that they were sent to take a lady and not a boy. That’s how the girl became the victim of their evil exploits. And I heard that they have made contact with the family after taking the girl away and were demanding that N5m should be paid before she will be released.”