Gunmen broke into Hilltop Hotel at Tunga Maje in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday night and abducted some guests and the owner of the hotel.
The hotel owner, who was identified as Prince Adejo and six other people where said to be holding a meeting inside his hotel when the gunmen struck.
Tungan-Maje has been witnessing series of kidnapping incidents recently.The abduction is the fifth within six months interval, according to residents. A resident told sais that the gunmen, numbering about 10 broke into the hotel located at Unguwar Jikupa on the edge of the town, around 10:30pm.
He said the attackers shot twice to scare people before taking the victims, who appeared to be the target of the attackers.
Hon. Friday Sani Makama, a former lawmaker in Kogi, was said to be among the abducted guests but Daily Trust cannot independently verify the claim.
The kidnappers are yet to contact the family members of the victims or their friends but the police said they are on their trail.
Police spokesperson in the FCT, ASP Mariam Yusuf, confirmed the incident but did not go into details.
“The command has launched a strategic operation to rescue the victims unhurt,” she said.