The spate of insecurity at the Federal Capital Territory rared its head on Sunday again as two journalists from the PUNCH Newspapers stable were on Sunday robbed and kidnapped in separate incidents.
It was gathered that while Solomon Odeniyi was robbed at the Lugbe area of Abuja, Amarachi Orjiude was reportedly kidnapped by gunmen in his house.
In his account which was published in the PUNCH, the correspondent Odeniyi noted that he was asleep in his apartment after a downpour in the wee hours of Saturday when a gang of six armed robbers invaded his room.
“They came in around 2am and they were with cutlasses; six in number. They ordered me to give them money. Initially, I didn’t want to give the money to them, but one of them hit my head with his machete and I gave them what I had.
“They kept asking for more. I gave them my two phones, an iPhone and a Tecno phone. Still, they kept cutting me with their machetes after which they ransacked my belongings and took some other things.
“They invaded close to 10 houses in our area in Chika; no one was killed, but quite a number of the people were robbed.”
Also, Orjiude, who spoke to our correspondent, noted that she was kidnapped along Chika-Aleyita, Lugbe, on her way from the city mall.
With Additional Report From PUNCH