Gunmen attack Nasarawa community, abduct couple

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Some gunmen have abducted a couple at the Ukya Sabo community in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

The man, Yohana Isheme, and his wife, Noami Yohana, were abducted during an attack on the Nasarawa community which occurred around 1am on Saturday.

A resident of the community, identified as Samuel, disclosed that the gunmen stormed the community with sophisticated weapons in their large numbers.

The source further revealed that the assailants positioned themselves at strategic places within the community before other gangs scaled the fence of the victims’ house.

“They forced the back door after they scaled the fence and went straight into the man’s bedroom to whisk him away alongside his wife at gunpoint,” the resident disclosed.

It was gathered that the gunmen shot sporadically in the air to scare residents as they led their victims out of the community to an unknown destination.

It was learnt that the husband is a staff with the health department in Toto Local Government Area, while his wife is a class teacher at Local Education Authority (LEA) primary school in Tika.

As gathered, the incident was confirmed by the head of the information unit of Toto Local Government Area, Mr. Gabriel Hagai.

However, the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, when contacted, said he had yet to receive any report on the incident.

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