Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the Secretary of the Kuje Area Council chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Idris Aloma.
The kidnappers were said to have demanded N10m ransom for his release.
Aloma was reportedly kidnapped on Saturday on the Gwargwada-Zagabutu Road while riding on a motorcycle with his two children, aged seven and 10.
The party chieftain was returning from Zagabutu village where he had visited a sick relative when he was accosted by the gunmen, who took his children to a neighbouring village, where they raised the alarm about their father’s abduction.
A family source explained that Aloma’s motorcycle had been recovered where it was abandoned, adding that the kidnappers were demanding N10m ransom.
“But we don’t have that kind of money; where do they expect us to get N10m in this economy?” he queried.
The FCT police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said he was not aware of the incident, but promised to find out.
He, however, did not respond to subsequent calls.
There has been an increasing spate of kidnappings in the Kuje and Abaji area councils of the Federal Capital Territory in recent months.
Suspected kidnappers had last week stormed the Nuku village off the Rubochi Road in Abaji Area Council and shot a man and abducted his wife, Agmada Anyinu, and daughter, Favour Anyinu.
It could not be confirmed whether the victims had been released.
Six weeks earlier, the district chief of Rubochi, Ibrahim Pada, was abducted from his residence and released after allegedly paying a huge ransom.