Mr Oladimeji Josiah, who was kidnapped in Kubwa, Abuja, has narrated his ordeal after regaining his freedom.
Josiah, a carpenter, who told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) while recounting his experience in captivity, said the gunmen, in their number, invaded their homes at Byazhin area in Kubwa around 11:45pm on May 21 and kidnapped two of them.
NAN reports that Josiah and his neighbour, Ayodele Somorin, regained their freedom at the wee hours of Wednesday after allegedly paying N2 million ransom to their abductors.
The armed men, who stormed the hilly area close to the Lottery Quarters and few metres away from Living Faith Church, Byazhin, shot sporadically before they were whisked away.
“They demanded N10 million on each abductee us at first, before lowering it to N5 million each and then to N1 million each.
“May 21 is a day I will ever live to remember.
He said about 15 of them surrounded his house the day he was kidnapped.
“I was about to have my bath and sleep that night. I never knew they had already visited my neighbour.
“They started shooting as they were breaking my burglar-proof iron gate. They had thought I was not ready to cooperate with them.
“I quickly took my children and wife to the toilet. At that moment, I discovered they came in their number. I was just saying, ‘The blood of Jesus,’ even as they shoot,” he said.
He said when they finally gained access into his house, they started beating him.“They were shouting, “Where is your yaro.’ They raided my house and made away with some money, my two phones, one of my children’s phones, their school bags, two loaves of bread we bought at N500 each, clothes, etc. Then they ordered me to go out,” he said. (Guardian)