Fulani herdsmen kidnapped corps member, others, demand ₦15m ransom

Fulani herdsmen kidnapped three women and a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kwali, FCT Abuja.

It was learnt that the victims were traveling when they were stopped and led into the bush by their abductors.

Head of Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FCT Police Command), Yemi Ola, confirmed the kidnapping, saying his office had received a report on the case.

He said, “The report was made at Kwali Division from where it was transferred to us. We took a statement from the sister of one of the victims who was inside the vehicle.”

It was gathered that the kidnappers have demanded N10m from the family of the corps member, Grace Ogene Edegware and N5m from the family of two sisters.

The sister of one of the victims said she has been pleading with the kidnappers.

She said,

“On Wednesday evening, my two sisters (elder and younger) boarded a bus belonging to “God is Good Motors” from Lagos to Abuja; on getting to Kwali, they ran into armed robbers who are all Fulani herdsmen and after a successful robbery operation, they told them to lie down on the expressway.

“The Fulani herdsmen picked and selected three ladies, including a corps member and marched them into the bush. For the past three days, they have been in the bush with the armed robbers.

“The kidnappers called me and demanded N5m ransom and threatened to kill my sisters if I don’t bring the money. That was my last discussion with them some few hours ago. I have been begging them that I have only N300, 000 and yet they refused,  saying that is no money.”

The father of the corps member, Francis Edegware said he has also been pleading with the kidnappers to reduce the ransom.

He said, “The kidnappers are demanding for N10m but we are begging them to bring it down because I am a civil servant and I don’t have that kind of money. I only manage to eat. That is the situation, right now.”


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