Two Nursing Mothers among 30 Abducted Kaduna Villagers Freed on Health Grounds

Two nursing mothers, among the 30 villagers abducted from Unguwar Liman, Gwada Community of Igabi Local Government Area in Kaduna state, have been freed due to health challenges. 

The villagers, consisting of housewives, male adults, teenagers, and children below the age of 2, were abducted last Sunday when bandits invaded their community at night.

Malam Jafar Anaba, a resident and community leader, informed Ruralpost on Monday that the women, along with their babies, including another baby boy, totaling five people, were released on Friday due to health challenges.

He explained that the bandits had contacted the villagers, demanding millions of naira as ransom for the remaining captives, which the villagers couldn’t afford.

“The nursing mothers were released on Friday because they were all sick. Another baby boy was also released together with the women. Now, we have five people released, with 25 others still in the bandits’ custody,” he said.

According to him, the ransom demanded by the bandits is unrealizable for the villagers. He urged the government to come to their aid to help free the remaining captives.

Attempts to contact the state Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, were unsuccessful, as his phone line failed to connect, and he did not reply to the message sent for comment at the time of filing the report.

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