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Five abducted Abuja sisters regain freedom

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Five of the six sisters of the Al-Kadriyar family who were kidnapped by bandits in the Bwari area of Abuja on January 3, have regained their freedom on Saturday night.

As of the time of filing this report, our correspondent could not independently verify whether the girls were rescued by security operatives or were released after their family paid ransom.

However, an uncle to the girls, Kabiru Aminu, who disclosed the news of their release, posted a video on his X handle @kabiru_aminu, showing the sisters and their relatives jubilating.

“#Najeebahandhersisters are home right now, someone please wake me up!” he tweeted.

“#Najeebahandhersisters. These girls are strong,” he added in a follow up tweet.

The six sisters were abducted recently alongside their father.

The gunmen later released their father, asking him to go get N60m as ransom for the release of her daughters before Friday, January 12.

In a bid to raise money, Nigerians were urged to donate whatever they have into a bank account, but not enough money was gathered.

Unpleased by the development, the gunmen reportedly killed the eldest of the six sisters and dumped her body somewhere for parents for burial.

Following the gruesome killing of Najeebah, the Nigeria Police Force said it was intensifying plans to rescue the victims while assuring Nigerians that plans were ongoing to prevent further kidnapping cases across the country.

 

Abiodun Sanusi

The PUNCH journalist, Sanusi, has over six years media experience covering metro, entertainment, politics, civil societies, foreign affairs, crime and security.

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