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How bandits freed bleeding mother after killing her newborn in Kaduna


How bandits freed bleeding mother after killing her newborn in Kaduna

Bandits have freed a housewife, Mrs Shamsiya Mustapha, who has delivered a baby boy while being held captive in Kagarko Local government Area of Kaduna State.

According to New Telegraph, on February 5, 2023, the woman, her 16-year-old daughter Mahapuza, and her husband were abducted from their home in the Janjala community, Kagarko Local Government of the state.

The adopters subsequently freed the husband after collecting a ransom of 2 million naira including a brand new motorcycle and foodstuffs, but still withheld the pregnant wife and daughter, demanding for additional 2 million before they could release them.

But on Tuesday, an acquaintance of the victim, Yakubu Dati, said the victim delivered the baby on Sunday, but the bandits killed the baby and set the bleeding woman free.

According to him, the bandit was still holding the daughter, requesting for 1.5m for her freedom.

Narrating the unfortunate incident, Dati said, “The woman was over seven months gone when she was adopted. On Sunday, the bandits’ leader called the family of the victim and informed them that the woman has given birth and they should come to pick her.

Speaking further, he said when the family tried to find out about her condition and her newborn baby, the bandits’ leader said they had killed and buried the baby.

“So, all the family did was to go and pick up the woman at a location they dropped her off. She is on treatment in a private hospital in Kagarko town.’’

The Madaki of Janjala, Samaila Babangida, who also confirmed the development through a telephone call said, “We are under siege here in Janjala due to the activities of bandits who sometimes come to houses in broad daylight and whisk away people.”

There was no response from the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command over the development at the time of filing this report.

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