AMILOADED MEDIA HUB NEWS UPDATE
Bandits, who kidnapped Alhaji Mansoor Al-Kadriyar and his six children, have killed one of the abducted persons,
The deceased lady identified as Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar was killed on Friday.
She has been laid to rest according to Islamic rites on Saturday.
Nabeeha was a 400-level student of biological science, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
Others abducted include: Najeebah (500 level, Quantity Surveying), Nadheerah (300 level, Zoology)
The kidnappers had earlier contacted the family, demanding N60 million ransom, but newsmen learnt it has been increased to N100 million.
The victims were abducted on Tuesday night in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.
Alhaji Mansoor’s brother, Abdulfatai, who led policemen to foil their abduction, was shot dead by the bandits.
The death of Nabeeha sparked outrage on social media platforms especially “X”.
Many users trending the hashtag — #Najeebahandhersisters — called on security agencies to intensify efforts to rescue the remaining persons in captivity.
Following the new development on increase in the ransom, the family and well-wishers of the victims, have taken to social media to solicit funds towards their rescue.
A relative of the victims, Sherifdeen had disclosed: “They have contacted the family asking for N60m ransom after prolonged pleading. They freed the father but held the children captive. We have been given Friday, January 12, 2024 to look for the money.
“That is N10 million per child. To support the efforts in securing their freedom, we humbly seek financial assistance. We have provided bank details on my Facebook page.”
Reacting, a foundation on “X”, @ftvf_foundation said: “Day 11: #Najeebahandhersisters haven’t been released. few hours ago, they killed and sent the body of one of these innocent kids to their parents
“The kidnappers are insisting on getting the full amount they’re demanding. We just want them back home safe and sound.”
Condoling with the family, former Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami wrote on his verified “X” page: “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Raajiun! I just read about the killing of our daughter Nabeeha (400 level, ABU). I also spoke with her father on the remaining 5 of our kidnapped daughters. May Allah forgive her, rescue others & bring absolute peace in Nigeria #Najeebahandhersisters”
@ameenakado tweeted: “No one can understand what Najeebah and her other sisters are going through. The bond between them and now they have killed one of them infront of their eyes.”
A former presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad said: “I join fellow concerned Nigerians in urgently calling on the @PoliceNG through its PPRO @PrinceMoye1 to acknowledge and respond to the unfortunate incident involving the kidnapping of Najeebah and five of her sisters #NajeebahAndHerSisters more than a week ago.
“The information shared by a family member @Adamu_Asiya_ this morning indicated that the kidnappers have tragically killed Najeebah as a warning and demanded a N100 million ransom for the release of the remaining victims.
@lilinbaba_ said: “It is with great displeasure and discontentment we received the passing of Nabeeha.
“This reoccurring tragedy of endless kidnapping in the north needs to stop. I’m urging our security officers to double their efforts in fighting these criminal syndicates. May her soul rest in peace”
Meanwhile, the force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi emphasised that the police and other security agencies have been on the matter to rescue the abducted persons.