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Former Kogi lawmaker, others whisked away by gunmen in Abuja

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A two-term former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Friday Sani Makama and unspecified number of other people have reportedly been attacked and whisked away from an hotel in Abuja by gunmen.

Makama represented Igalamela Odolu State constituency on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP).

The attack occured in the early hours of Thursday, when the heavily armed men stormed the Hilltop hotel located in Tugun Maga village, in Zuba area of the FCT.

Sources said that the hotel manager called a family member to Makama, Prince Frederick Adejoh (Oma Onu Aya), and others in a distress call to notify them of the incident.

The armed men allegedly shot sporadically into the air to scare away the security men on guard and kidnapped the owner of the hotel and the guests.

The manager of the Hotel, Mr Adejoh Maquile said there were signs of blood on the ground and he could identify which of the victims sustained injury.

Tunga Maje is on the Abuja-Kaduna highway, where the hotel is located is notorious for gunmen attacks.

The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of FCT could not be reached for police angle of the story at the time of filing this report.

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