Bandits wreaking havoc in Kaduna state have killed a baby born by an abducted pregnant house wife, Mrs Shamsiya Mustapha.
The woman, her husband, Mustapha and her 16-year-old daughter, Mahapuza Mustapha, were abducted by bandits at their residence in Janjala community in Kagarko local area of the state on February, 5, 2023.
The bandits, however, freed the woman’s husband, Mustapha after they collected N2 million ransom including a brand new motorcycle and food stuff, but they held his pregnant wife and daughter and demanded another N2 million before the woman and her daughter could be set free.
However, the woman was delivered of the baby at the bandits’ den on Sunday. a relation of the victim, Yakubu Dati, told newsmen.
He said the bandits, after releasing the woman, held down her daughter in their captivity and demanded for N1. 5 million before the girl will be set free.
“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,” Daily Trust quoted him as saying.
He said when the family tried to enquire from the bandits leader about the way about the newly born baby, the bandits leader told the family that they have killed the baby.
“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, “he added.