How Nabeeha’s sisters regained freedom from Abuja kidnappers

Slain Najeebah and family

Five of the six Al-Kadriyah sisters, who were kidnapped in the Bwari area of Abuja on January 2, have regained their freedom.  

They were released in the early hours of Sunday, January 21.

The sisters were taken captive alongside their father and some residents of the community. However, their father was released and asked to get N60 million as ransom.

Following the failure to raise the money, the eldest of the children Nabeeha, a 400-level biological science student at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), was killed by the kidnappers and the ransom increased to N100 million.

Spokesperson of the FCT Police Command Josephine Adeh said the sisters and other victims were rescued by security operatives from Kajuru Forest in Kaduna State.

The girls’ uncle Sherifdeen Al-Kadriyah also confirmed their release in a statement.

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In the statement, the family thanked Nigerians for standing by them during the trying period.

“Words cannot express the immense gratitude and relief we feel at this moment. It is a true testament to the power of faith and the unwavering support and prayers from every one of you. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank Allah for His mercy and guidance throughout this difficult time.

“However, amidst our celebration and gratitude, we must remember and pray for those who have lost their lives during this process. Their sacrifices must not go unnoticed, and their families must be in our prayers and thoughts.

“May Allah grant them the highest ranks in Jannah, enveloping them with His mercy and forgiveness. May He bring comfort and peace to their grieving families, providing them with strength to endure their loss,” the statement said.

The police did not speak on the ransom, however, Daily Trust learnt N100 million was paid to free the victims.