The heightening insecurity that has continued to ravage the length and breath of Nigeria, has continued unabated, as heavily armed gunmen recently kidnapped a top government official near a military base at about the wee hours of Thursday, February, 1, 2024.

The incident which reportedly occurred at about 12:30am at Pambara New Extension, a trekking distance from the military camp and check point in Bwari Central Area of the Federal Capital Territory.

It was gathered from a source that the surprising aspect of the kidnap incident is that it happened within a well secured area where retired military personnel also live. Hence, residents of the area are currently frightened, especially members of the Kidnap victim’s family who are yet to know his fate.

According to a source, “the attack happened very close to a ‘camp,’ the military base at the entrance of Bwari very close to Pambara Extension. The part of Pambara Extension where Mr Ver was kidnapped is just about 200 metres away from the military base. But the kidnappers escaped through the bushes with the victim.”

Another resident added, “The attack is still shocking to us. Our estate is very close to the military base here known as ‘camp’ at the entrance of Bwari, and there are also serving and retired military personnel living with us here, yet these bandits were bold enough to attack this place and kidnap Mr Ver.”

Spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, Josephine Adeh, could not be reached for comments on the incident as at the time of writing this report.