Apparently angered by the incessant kidnapping in their community, Irate youths of Chukuku, barricaded the road connecting Gwagwalada and Kuje as early as 6:00 a.m, preventing human and vehicular movement in the area.
The community, which is a few kilometres away from Kuje, the headquarters of Kuje Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, has recently become the epicentre of abductions in the nation’s capital.

It was gathered that four people, including women, were kidnapped  on Wednesday night. The gunmen were said to have raided the village in a commando style, shooting sporadically as residents scampered to find safety.

Few days earlier kidnappers stormed Yangoji community in Kwali Area Council, kidnapped two women and shot their father dead.

Anotger young man was abducted in Petti village for three days, but released after the payment of N3 million as ransom.
The youths, who were disturbed by the rate of killings, abductions and rustling in Chukuku and surrounding communities, vowed not to allow any vehicle on the road until the government addressed the security situation in the area.

The blockade forced motorists to turn back as protesters insisted that no one would be allowed in and out of the community.
They blamed security agents for not being proactive in combating the menace, despite intelligence report made available to the police.

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