Bandits Kidnap Lecturer, Daughter In Kaduna, Demand N100m Ransom

A KADUNA-BASED philanthropist and former Head of Electrical Engineering Department, Kaduna Polytechnic, Engineer Ramatu Abarshi, her daughter and a commercial driver were kidnapped on Kaduna-Kachia road at the weekend.

Abarshi and her daughter, Amira were on their way from Mariri village in Kajuru local government area where they had gone to distribute relief materials, including Sallah clothing to children orphaned by banditry.

A lecturer in the Polytechnic, who confirmed the abduction to The Nation, said the bandits trailed, attacked and kidnapped them around Kasuwan Magani Saturday evening

returning to Kaduna, after a visit to Mariri village in Kajuru Local Government, where they distributed household items to the less privileged. She distributed clothes and other basic items to orphans ahead of the Eid-el- Fitr celebration.

“After they distributed the items, and were coming back to Kaduna that the bandits stopped their chattered vehicle, and kidnapped them in a village, near Kasuwan Magani,” the lecturer said.

A friend of the kidnapped victims told journalists the bandits have made contact with the family and demanded N100 million for their release.

Kaduna Police spokesman ASP Muhammad Jalige said he was going to contact the DPO in charge of Kasuwan Magani to get details of the incident.