Kidnapped Adamawa pastor’s daughter freed on huge ransom amidst burial of sons
The kidnapped 13-year-old daughter of Pastor Daniel Umaru who was shot while his two sons were killed by terrorists last week in Mubi, Adamawa State, has been freed early Sunday morning after a huge sum was paid as ransom, according to family sources.
“We paid money, a huge amount, before they released her to us in the early hours of today, as of now, both her parents are fighting for their lives at the Modibbo Adama University Teaching Hospital, Yola, due to gunshot injury and trauma,” the source said.
Meanwhile, the remains of the two sons who were shot dead on an ill-fated night have been buried amidst wailing by relations and friends of the family.
The remains of the boys were buried side-by-side at the church cemetery in Kwarhi, near Mubi on Saturday.
It could be recalled that on July 7, 2022, gunmen shot Pastor Umaru, killed his two sons and kidnapped his 13-year-old daughter in Adamawa State.
The sons died while the pastor was taken to hospital where he has been battling for his life.
The mother of the deceased children was said to have suffered trauma following the tragedy that befell her family.
The gunmen stormed the residence of Umaru of the ‘Eklesiya Yan’uwa A Nigeria’ (EYN); also known as Church of the Brethren, at Njairi in the Mubi local government area and carried out the evil act.