Gunmen have abducted 16 wedding guests, including four children, at Gwombe community in Gwargwada Chiefdom of Kuje Area Council of the FCT.

A resident, Shuaibu Dantani, said the victims, who were mostly women, were abducted on their way from a wedding in Abaji Area Council on Saturday evening.

He said the gunmen flagged down the vehicle conveying the victims and whisked them away, and that, “A man riding a motorcycle on his way to Rubochi who nearly ran into the kidnappers returned to the village and raised alarm.”

Dantani said family members of the victims were yet to establish contact with the kidnappers.