Bandits release abducted mother after killing her newborn child

A baby born was killed on Sunday, March 26, by bandits who went off on a rampage. 


Daily Trust reported that the bandits had abducted a pregnant house wife, Mrs Shamsiya Mustapha, her husband, Mustapha and her 16-year-old daughter, Mahapuza Mustapha, from their residence in Janjala community in Kagarko local area of Kaduna tate on February, 5, 2023.


They freed the woman’s husband, Mustapha after they collected N2 million ransom including a brand new motorcycle and food stuff. They however held his pregnant wife and daughter and demanded another N2 million before the woman and her daughter could be set free.


A relative of the victim, Yakubu Dati, said the woman was delivered of the baby at the bandits’ den on Sunday. The bandits, after releasing the woman, held her daughter in captivity and demanded for N1. 5 million before the girl will be set free. When the family inquired of the newborn, they were told he’s been killed. 


He said; 


“You know as at the time the woman was kidnapped alongside her husband and daughter, she was over seven months, until on Sunday, the bandits leader called the family that they should come and pick the woman as she has delivered a child.

“So, all what the family had to do was to go and pick up the woman at a location back home and she is on treatment at a private hospital in Kagarko town, except the other major concern is how to raise N1.5 million in order to see that her daughter is released is what is left.“


The Madaki of Janjala, Samaila Babangida, who also confirmed the incident through telephone to our reporter, said he was shocked and saddened when he received information about killing of the new born. 


He said; 


“In fact, we are under siege here in Janjala due to activities of bandits who sometimes invade our peoples houses in broad day light and whisk them away at gun point.” 

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