The family of a pregnant housewife who gave birth in captivity, the new baby and her 2 sisters in Kaduna, have been given a 48hrs ultimatum to pay N50 million ransom by bandits or receive the corpses.
The family, therefore, begged the Government and good Nigerians to help them to secure the release of their loved ones, saying that so far, they were able to raise N6.5 million.
The family, who spoke to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday, said that although they offered the bandits the said N6.5 million, “it was vehemently rejected by the bandits”. According to a brother of the kidnapped victims, Kabir Yusuf, he had begged the bandits and told them that the family had sold everything they had in order to raise N6.5million, but, the bandits rejected the sum.
”One of my sisters, Zainab who was heavily pregnant when they were kidnapped, gave birth in captivity without recourse to medical or human care for both mother and child. They were subjected to harsh weather conditions, eating and drinking whatever is available in the forest”, he narrated.
He further said, “Since they took them away, we have been negotiating with them. The bandits initially demanded 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 later reduced it to N50 million; but they threatened that if we don’t have the N50 million ready, we should not call them again.