Bandits who kidnapped a pregnant woman and her sisters in Kaduna have demanded N50 million ransom for their release.
The three sisters were kidnapped on July 17 in Mando, on the outskirts of Kaduna, at their family house where they were talking care of their ailing mother.
The family have pleaded with the government and good-spirited Nigerians after bandits insisted on N50million ransom when the woman put to bed while in captivity.
According to the family, Zainab, was heavily pregnant when they were kidnapped. She has given birth in captivity without medical or human care.
It was however gathered that their mother, who could walk unaided before the kidnap of her daughters, has now been confined to the wheelchair due to trauma.
The father of the nursing mother and her sisters, Malam AbdulWahab Yusuf, said the bandits broke into their Mando home about 1:05am that fateful day and took his daughters away.
“They asked for N140 million, but now they have reduced the ransom to N50 million. The family has been adversely affected by the trauma. My wife, who was able to walk unaided before the incident, now uses wheelchair. We just carried out a surgery on her. I have not been myself, I cannot sleep, once it is night I don’t know how my body feels.”
On his part, Kabiru Yusuf, the elder brother of the kidnapped sisters, said, “My sisters lamented to me on Sunday that they were being mistreated, adding that the bandits’ commander wants to leave the camp and may not return until after a while, so we should talk to them. But I told them that we have sold everything we have but what we raised is not tangible and we don’t have anything to sell again; they started crying and I broke down weeping too.
“We are appealing to the federal government, Kaduna State government, charity organisations, philanthropists and good-spirited individuals to assist us in securing their release.”