Kidnappers in possession of three sisters in Kaduna, including a pregnant housewife that gave birth in captivity, have threatened to kill the hostages, including the newborn if the family fails to pay N50m ransom within two days.
The three sisters were abducted on July 17, 2022 at their family house in Mando area of the state where they were taking care of their sick mother. One of them who was pregnant at that time was delivered of a baby at their abductors’ den.
The kidnappers are demanding payment of N50m ransom from their family within 48 hours, failure the four hostages would be killed, as per a relation of the victims, Kabir Yusuf.
Yusuf related this to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday during a press conference where he spoke on the conversations he had with the abductors and their victims over the phone, and went on to plead for financial support from government and good-spirited persons in the quest to raise the ransom.
His word, “I begged my sister’s abductors and told them we have sold everything we have to raise N6.5m, but, they (bandits) rejected it. My sisters lamented to me on Sunday that they were being mistreated, and that the bandit commander wants to leave the camp and may not return until after a while, so we should talk to them. But I told them that we have sold everything we have but what we raised is not tangible and we don’t have anything to sell again. They started crying and I broke down weeping too.
“Now, the disturbing development is that, on Sunday, I pleaded with them to release my sisters and the new baby, that we have only been able to raise N6.5m, but they started insulting me and told me that if we do not bring N50m in the next two days, they will kill my sisters and the new baby.
“We are appealing to the Federal Government, Kaduna state government, charity organisations, philanthropists and well-spirited individuals to assist us in securing their release. We do not want anything to happen to them. If anything happens to them, only God knows what effect it would have on our mother, who is now in a wheelchair because of their abduction.”