Bandits killed three siblings after their parents failed to pay N2m ransom in Kaduna State
Bandits have reportedly killed three siblings they kidnapped in Kaduna State after their parents failed to pay a N2m ransom.
The children, a girl and two boys, were abducted alongside four others at Oil Village, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis, located near the Kaduna Refinery on Monday, November 7, 2022.
A resident of the community, Fabian Uzochukwu, who confirmed the development said that the remains of the children have been deposited at the St Gerard’s Catholic Hospital Kaduna mortuary.
“Three children of same parents who were recently kidnapped by bandits in Oil village Kaduna have been slaughtered by their captors for the failure of their parents to pay #2 million Naira ransom. Their bodies are now at St Gerard’s Catholic Hospital Kaduna,” he wrote.
Also confirming the incident, a staff of St. Matthew Secondary School Secondary School, Kaduna, shared a photo of one of the siblings, Blessing Onwe, a student of the school.
“Rest in peace my dear. God will revenge for you.Can’t believe u gone. Ur class mate are missing u. The school teachers are also missing u. All the school student are missing u. She is a student from our school @st Matthew secondary school television kaduna state. She was kidnapped with her brothers on their way back home. And all of them were killed by the kidnappers, because they didn’t get what they demanded for money,”
Meanwhile, a resident of the area, who confirmed the incident to THISDAY two days after it happened, said the bandits, numbering about 15, invaded the community at about 7:45pm.
He said the bandits sneaked into the community and surrounded the residence of a widow, who had gone to buy something within the neighbourhood, but noticed some strange movements as she returned home.
The criminals were said to have swooped in on her and her children as she entered the house.
He said, at gun point, the bandits ordered the widow to show them homes of residents, who owned cars and were rich, saying nine people were abducted but one person later escaped and returned home.