Gunmen have reportedly abducted a Nigerian Juju musician, Omoba De Jombo Beats, and his band members
According to reports making the rounds on the internet, the singer and his band members were returning from an event when they were abducted.
A Nigerian musician named Adeyinka Adeboye, also known as Boyebest, posted on his Instagram account to raise an alarm about a recent incident.
Boye Best titled his post, “A whole band of members kidnapped. Nigeria is messed up. I swear my prayers are with you guys. You will all come out alive.”
They were said to have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen after performing live at a show in Abuja during the weekend.
Boyebest added that the kidnappers are demanding N10 million ransom to release them.
This comes days after gunmen killed one person and kidnapped 12 people, including a 9-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl in Gbaupe, a rural village behind ACO Estate Lugbe, along the Abuja Airport Road.
A villager said two of those abducted escaped as they were being arched into the bush behind the village.
Men of the local vigilante were said to have engaged the kidnappers but were overpowered due to superior firepower.
A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity said the kidnappers who numbered up to 15 operated from 12.15 am till 2.46 am.
He said: “The kidnapping incident happened in the early hours of yesterday, December 11th Dec. at Gbaupe village behind ACO Estate, Airport Road Abuja. 12 people were kidnapped including three young people and women. Two men later escaped.
“One vigilante was killed. The kidnappers were about 15 in number. They operated from 12.15 a.m. until 2.46 am firing sporadically. The kidnappers are yet to make contact with the family. This is the 3rd incident this year.”
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