An kidnapping attempt on a resident in Abuja was prevented by motorists outside Magicland Park, just before the city gate.
The man was allegedly accosted by suspected kidnappers after disembarking from his automobile to urinate.
Mirror Nigeria learned that his wife, who was in the vehicle at the time and witnessed the incident, called out for aid as the hoodlums whisked her husband away.
Christopher Orafa, a witness, informed our correspondent that he was startled by the wife’s alarm.
Other motorists parked their cars, giving the assailants a hot case, he claimed.
Orafa said, “Yesterday (Tuesday) around 7.25am, I was going home when I saw a black car parked by the roadside. I heard a woman shouting for help. I parked and asked what was happening. She said two Fulani boys took her husband away. She said her husband came down from the vehicle to pee when he was suddenly attacked by the kidnappers.
“Before I knew it, other people parked and joined us. We went into the bush and ran after them; when they saw we were about to catch up with them, one of them brought out a dagger and cut the man. They left him behind to enable them to run faster inside the bush.
“At that point, we left them and brought him back to the roadside. We were satisfied that we rescued him. Another person took him to a hospital.”
The Federal Capital Territory Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndripaya, could not be reached for comment, as he neither responded to his calls nor a text message sent to his phone.