A young Nigerian has taken to Twitter to narrate how he narrowly escaped from the hands of kidnappers in the heart of Abuja on Friday’s night.
The man with the Twitter’s handle, @luthorr__, said the incident took place close to the Federal Ministry of Finance building in the central area of Abuja.
He said in a string of tweets: “I was almost kidnapped 20mins ago. At the Nema junction, right before Min. of Finance in Abuja.
“So I got down from a cab I took from Wuse 2 to Finance Junction. Walked away from the cab closer to the junction to board a Lugbe cab. Out of nowhere, these two built grown ass men jumped me!
” One had a cutlass and the other tried to grab a hold of me! I struggled with him, then i fell down. The one with the cutlass took 2 swings at me, and missed, miraculously. I kid you not, both swings were so close to my head, I was right there on the floor and as the cutlass hit the floor, sparks!
“I scrambled up but they snatched my bag containing my laptop, notepads, chargers. Just lucky my cell and my wallet were in my pocket. I can’t feel my legs!
” My sister and brother-in-law just picked me up. Going home now… It’s my first week using commercial transportation in Abuja. And I really regret it. Broken heart
“Bruises on both my arms, legs, my back and my legs won’t stop shaking! I almost lost my life tonight! I can’t explain what I’m feeling right now.
“I will never forget tonight. Never! I’m home now and Safe. Thank God.”
The police, has however, assured him of necessary action that will bring the perpetrators of the crime to book.
“Sorry for your experience Mr. @luthorr__. Your complaints have been forwarded to the appropriate authority for necessary action, thank you for contacting NPF-CRU,” the police Complaint Response Unit, tweeted.
I was almost kidnapped 20mins ago. At the Nema junction, right before Min. of Finance in Abuja.
— badman, rtd. (@luthorr__) November 20, 2020