One of Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar’s uncles, Sherifdeen, has narrated what the kidnappers who took his nieces told the family before showing them the corpse of the murdered lady.
Nabeeha, her five sisters and their father were abducted by kidnappers in their residence in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), but she (Naheeba) was unfortunately killed on Saturday by the kidnappers who are said to have demanded the sum of N60 million ransom for their release.
Nabeeha’s killing has sparked outrage in the country as Nigerians on social media have lamented the escalating insecurity in the country.
Another uncle of the deceased, Alhaji Abdulfatai, who was with the police during an effort to rescue the abductees, was gunned down by the kidnappers, while two among the three injured policemen hit by bullets during the fire exchange reportedly died.
Daily Trust reports that Nabeeha’s uncle who has been involved in the rescue efforts, said the kidnappers were infuriated when they told them they had raised half of the N60 million ransom.
Sherifdeen was quoted as saying, “On Friday which was the day the deadline they gave us lapsed, they called and we tried to plead and negotiate with them that we were only able to raise close to N30 million. After back and forth, they instructed us to come and receive a ‘message’ at a location in the night.
“But when we got there around past 10 pm, what we saw was shocking. Nabeeha and three other victims were brutally murdered and we have to go with her corpse and leave the other three bodies there who might also be victims of failed negotiation because we believe their people are also coming for them. It was a heartless scenario.
“They later called and warned that they would be killing the rest of the siblings if the ransom which they have increased to N100 million, N20 million each for the five of them remaining is not met on the next deadline on Wednesday.
“They rejected the close to N30m that we took to them. They were furious and resulted in further insults and threats that we were even pleading with them for N65m or N70m which we don’t even have.”
He called on the state and President Bola Tinubu’s administration to come to the rescue of the remaining five siblings of Nabeeha and all the captives still in the custody of the kidnappers to prevent another tragedy.
SaharaReporters earlier reported that a former Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami, announced that one of his friends had volunteered to donate N50 million as part of the ransom demanded by kidnappers for the release of Naheeba’s sisters.
In a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday, Pantami expressed his reservation about victims paying ransom to criminals but noted that Naheeba’s death and the lives of her five siblings in the kidnappers’ den had made the situation imperative for the ransom to be paid.
He wrote, “Alhamdu lil Laah! I am personally not in support of paying ransom to criminals. However, since it becomes clear, we lost our daughter Nabeeha yesterday, and the 5 remaining daughters have been threatened, as I spoke with the father on the matter yesterday and today.
“Furthermore, I spoke with a friend and a brother who offered to pay the remaining 50 million Naira of the 60m immediately.
“I conveyed the account number of the father of pur daughters, Mansoor Al-Kadriyar, to the friend and brother to send the money directly.
“Any additional amount earlier generated from yesterday, the father can use to treat the daughters and other family members in sha Allah.
“May the Almighty Allah reward the brother and friend with Jannatul Firdaus for the donation. May He also reward all those who contributed in any way with Jannatul Firdaus, too.
“May He also forgive Nabeeha and rescue her sisters. May the Almighty also help our security agencies to bring an end to these challenges. May Nigeria be a better place for all of us.”
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