Three young girls, kidnapped in the Dutse area of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have been brutally murdered by their abductors.
The kidnappers, who appeared to be herdsmen, invaded Sagwari Layout Estate in Dutse on Sunday, January 7, and abducted ten persons from the neighborhood. Two workers were taken from a hotel, while eight residents were kidnapped from the estate.
Subsequently, they demanded ransom from the families. Unfortunately, due to the families’ failure to pay the money on time, the kidnappers cold-bloodedly some of the victims to seemingly mount pressure on the families.
Four corpses were dumped at Ida, near Ushafa in Bwari Area Council over the weekend. Two of the victims have been identified as Folorunsho Ariyo and Nabeeeha Al-kadriyar.
Folorunsho was a secondary school student and the daughter of the Ekiti State-born Chief Legal Officer of the National University Commission (NUC), according to the Nigerian Tribute.
Family sources disclosed that the kidnappers had demanded N60 million to release Folorunsho, her mother, and three siblings, but they were only able to raise about N5 million.
“Talks were still ongoing, and as of last Friday, we were optimistic about a positive outcome until we were contacted to pick up her body,” a family source said.
The teenage girl was laid to rest on Sunday, January 14, 2024, in Dutse Cemetery, Abuja, while the other members of the family are still with their abductors.
Watch a video from a funeral below,
Salma Eku, the mother of two of the abducted children, revealed that one of the deceased is her relative, and the kidnappers are currently demanding N50m to release her two daughters, aged 10 and 6 years old.
See her post below,