Bandits have reportedly killed a young woman identified as Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar after kidnapping her and five other sisters in Abuja.
Nabeeha and her sisters were taken captive on January 9 alongside their father.
Their father was released and asked to provide N60 million as ransom for his children’s release before Friday, January 12.
The family began raising money and also called for donations into a bank account. Due to the inability to raise the amount as of Friday, the bandits reportedly killed the oldest of the six girls, Nabeeha.
Former minister for communication and digital economy Isa Ali Pantami said on Saturday night via X that he had spoken with the father of the children.
“Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Raajiun! I just read about the killing of our daughter Najeeba (400 level, ABU). I also spoke with her father about the remaining 5 of our kidnapped daughters. May Allah forgive her, rescue others & bring absolute peace to Nigeria,” he wrote.
Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Raajiun!
I just read about the killing of our daughter Najeeba (400 level, ABU). I also spoke with her father on the remaining 5 of our kidnapped daughters. May Allah forgive her, rescue others & bring absolute peace in Nigeria#Najeebahandhersisters
— Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim, CON (@ProfIsaPantami) January 13, 2024
Earlier, a former aide to former President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, called on the police to take necessary actions on the matter.
“I join fellow concerned Nigerians in urgently calling on the @PoliceNG through its PPRO @PrinceMoye1 to acknowledge and respond to the unfortunate incident involving the kidnapping of Najeebah and five of her sisters #NajeebahAndHerSisters more than a week ago. The information shared by a family member @Adamu_Asiya_ this morning indicated that the kidnappers have tragically killed Najeebah as a warning and demanded a N100 million ransom for the release of the remaining victims.
“We implore the Nigeria Police to prioritise this case and deploy all necessary resources to safely rescue the remaining victims. Thank you!” he said on X.
In reaction, spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the police would need to get in touch with a member of the victims’ family.
“Please let the family members or you relate with us codedly. Let them reach out to me on my personal line, and drop a message there. We have been working on it, but we need some info. We will try our best possible to emplace all necessary measures to rescue them unhurt. But we need to get some info pls. Thanks,” Adejobi replied.