Gunmen kidnap Abuja musician, crew while returning from event

An Abuja-based juju musician, Omoba De Jumbo Beats and members of his band have allegedly been kidnapped by gunmen.

It was gathered that the singer and his crew were abducted while returning from an event on Sunday.

Adeyinka Adeboye, a musician better known as Boyebest broke the news of the abduction through his Instagram account.

He wrote; โ€œA whole full band members kidnapped, Naija is fu*k up I swe$r my prayers are with you guys. You all would come out alive.โ€

They were said to be kidnapped by unknown gunmen after performing live at a show in Abuja during the weekend. He claimed the kidnappers are demanding N10 million ransom to release them.

Boyebest added; “May God in His Infinite mercy bring you guys back home in peace in Jesus Name GOD pls bring these your children back home ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’” This is so so scary God have mercy

“@omobadejumbobeats and his band men were kidnapped on their way to Kogi from Abuja for performance yesterday, please we need help as the kidnappers are demanding #10m ransom on each person.


Reacting to the incident, an Instagram user, known as noblenaire, wrote; May God save you all from the hands of the wicked broke and evil hearted.

Another user, onyinlomodiamond, wrote; You all shall come back safely unhurt. The blood of Jesus is upon uโ€ฆ None of you will be hurt.

Mccalz01, wrote; May God cause confusion in their midst and make an escape route for you and your group. what God can not fix doesnโ€™t exist.

Meanwhile, in another news…

The Federal Government has said that powerful Nigerians are sponsoring banditry, kidnappings and illegal mining in the country.

Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake made the disclosure on Tuesday when he appeared before the National Assemble House Committee on Solid Minerals to defend the Ministryโ€™s 2024 budget estimate.

He said the Tinubu-led administration is already identifying those personalities and will take appropriate action against them.

Alake said; โ€œOne discovery that we have made is that a lot of these insecurities and banditry associated with this sector are sponsored by illegal miners.

โ€œThese are not your artisan miners. They are not the people who pick gold on the ground. These are heavy and powerful individuals in our country. They are Nigerians and not foreigners.โ€