Bandits kill abducted eight-year-old girl after collecting N3m ransom

Residents of Zaria, in Kaduna State, have been thrown into mourning over the murder of an eight-year-old Asma’u, who was allegedly kidnapped and later killed by her neighbor.Asmau spent 42 days in the kidnappers’ den, having been allegedly kidnapped by one of her neighbors on December 9, 2021.Her father, Alhaji Shuaibu Wa’alamu, narrated to our correspondent, at the weekend, how she was abducted. He said: “My daughter was abducted on December 9. When she failed to return home, I lodged a formal complaint with the police.

“After some days, the abductors began to call my number and demanded for N15m as ransom. But, we negotiated and I first gave them N2m.

“They collected the money in Rigasa area of Kaduna. Later, they called me again and demanded for another N1.045m, as the only condition to release her.

“I did not argue. I gave the money to them.
However, after paying the ransom, as demanded on January 19, they called me to tell me they had killed her and switched off the phone.

“ I did their biddings because of fear of losing her. Now, they have killed her…”

Meanwhile, efforts to reach the Police spokesman, ASP Mohammed Jalige for comments, were not successful as at the time of this reporet.

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