One of the victims abducted from the Kuduru community in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has been killed by bandits.

The bandits abducted the seven persons, on December 28, 2023, including a pregnant woman.

Kidnappers Kill One Of Seven Abductees In Abuja After Families Fail To Raise ₦290 Million Ransom
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They threatened to kill the remaining captives if the ₦290 million ransom is not raised.

A community source disclosed that the bandits broke the news of the execution of Olayinka Ogunyemi, a civil engineer, on Friday.


Friday was killed after members of the families of the hostages failed to pay the ₦290 million demanded.

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According to the source, the bandits threatened to kill the remaining captives. The captives include one-and-a-half-year-old boy, two siblings, a pregnant woman and two men.


He gave the names of those being held as Godwin Rachel Adeoye, Godwin Dominic, and Austin Buremo.

Others are, Hassan Usman, Hassan Faosiya and Bako Azeez.

The source said, “They called us yesterday that they have killed Engineer Olayinka Ogunyemi.
They told us that they will kill the rest if we don’t bring ₦290 million.


“We have already paid ₦23 million and sent food and other items they demanded, but none of our people have been released.


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“We are scared and helpless now that they will not kill the pregnant woman and her child, the two siblings and the two men.


“The federal government, the police and the army should step up efforts to rescue our people.

Their abductors said Nigeria has offended them and they would retaliate.”


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