7 days after abduction, wife of kaduna-based doctor found dead

Barely 7 days after gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted a mother alongside her two kids, the mother is a wife of a Kaduna-based doctor, Philip Ataga has been found dead.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the deceased was abducted after gunmen broke into their home at Juji community in Chikun local government area of the state.

It was further learnt that the mother of two was eventually murdered over the failure of her husband to pay a N150m ransom.

A source who is a close relative to the family told newsmen that the bandits killed Mrs. Ataga, dumped her corpse and called her husband and directed him to pick the corpse at a particular location.

“Her corpse was picked and deposited at the mortuary at the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Kaduna. After killing her, the bandits made a demand of N20 million ransom for the release the children.”

Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations in the state, DSP Yakubu Sabo disclosed that the woman’s bullet-ridden body was found inside a bush in Kakau area along Abuja- Kaduna highway.

He further disclosed that the current state of the Kaduna-based doctor’s children is still unknown.

While a manhunt has been launched to arrest the kidnappers, corpse of the deceased has been evacuated and deposited in a mortuary.

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