The family of two brothers who were shot and wounded by gun-totting Vigilantes in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have cried out to the authorities for quick intervention to get justice.
Information reaching us at Greenbarge Reporters online newspaper showed that the vigilantes, who shot them had previously been convicted in Nasarawa State and publicly paraded online for involvement in ballot box theft and electoral violence.
The family of the two brothers, Abdulmalik Abubakar and Ibrahim Abdullahi, want urgent action on the culprits, who carried out the action recently in the Bobota/Dabi Kwali Area Council of the FCT.
It was gathered that the incident occurred when the two brothers were asleep in their room on Sunday, July 9, and the Vigilantes invaded the premises, opening fire indiscriminately.
As a result, both brothers sustained gunshot wounds in their legs and buttocks and were immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
One of the victims, Abdulmalik, told our correspondent that he was shot because he refused to surrender his phone to the Vigilantes.
This is even as their sister, Jemilah, called for justice, saying that the family is facing financial constraints and cannot provide money for proper treatment of the injured brothers.
She said that the General Hospital Kwali initially rejected the victims, as a result of which they were taken to the Specialist Hospital Gwagwalada for medical attention.
She said that due to the required fee of N50,000 to conduct surgical operation on the victims, the family has been unable to proceed with the necessary medical procedures.
She said that the two brothers are orphans who have no means of raising the money for proper medical care, and pleaded to the authorities to come to their rescue, and to mete out necessary punishment on the culprits.
Following the incident, one of the suspects was arrested after the case was reported to the Kwali Police Division.
When contacted, Abdulkareem, one of the alleged culprits, admitted to being a member of the vigilante group but denied any involvement in the shooting.
He claimed to be a hunter and vigilante but denied knowledge of the incident.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer in the Federal Capital Territory FCT Command, Josephine Ameh has promised to get in touch with the Kwali Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for information regarding the incident and promised to provide further updates.