Kaduna Insecurity: Woman gives birth in captivity as bandits demand N50m, family cries out

The family of a woman, who gave birth in captivity, have cried out to the Federal and Kaduna State government and individuals for assistance, as bandits are demanding N50 million ransom to release the nursing mother and her two sisters. 

The three sisters were kidnapped on July 17, 2022 in Mando, on the outskirts of Kaduna, at their family house where they were tending to their sick mother.

It was gathered that the eldest of the sisters, who was heavily pregnant when they were kidnapped, has given birth in captivity without recourse to medical or human care for both mother and child, as they are subjected to harsh weather, eating and drinking whatever is available in the bandits’ den in the forest and even being flogged whenever their relatives failed to agree with the bandits’ ransom demands. 

Recounting the family’s ordeal, the elder brother of the kidnapped sisters, Kabiru Yusuf, said, “Since the kidnap, we have been negotiating with them. The bandits initially demanded for N140 million but we pleaded with them that we are poor people, so they reduced it to N100 we pleaded with them further and they reduced it to N50 million last week Saturday and threatened that if we don’t have the N50 million ready, we should not call them again. 

The husband to the nursing woman and father of three, including the baby born in captivity, Mohammed Alabi, appealed to government, organisations and well-to-do individuals to come to their aid as the two children at home are asking for their mother. 

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