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Bandits abduct lecturer, daughter, demand N100m

Crime & Terrorism

Some bandits were reported to have abducted a former Head of the Department of Electrical and electronics Engineering, Kaduna polytechnic, Dr. Ramatu Abarshi, and her daughter, Ameera, close to Kasuwan Magani, in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

It was gathered that the mother and daughter, at the side of a commercial driver conveying them, were attacked once distributing garments and other things to the less privileged for the Eid-el- Fitr celebration.

“They were coming back to Kaduna when the incident happened on Fri,” a source said.The source added, “They were kidnapped close to Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru LGA, some few kilometres faraway from the metropolis after they successfully distributed some relief materials to the less privileged at tilde Kargiji in Lere LGA of the state.”

Abarshi, who was said to be the widow of late Air commodore Abarshi, had executed many Engineering and Entrepreneurship comes on behalf of Kaduna polytechnic, among them was women empowerment Programme in Katare, Mararabanrido, Kachia, VVF Patients in Kano, Train the Trainer programmes, talent acquisition programmes for youth, etc.She is also the chairman of Kaduna-based Barkindo Rahama Initiative, a non-governmental organisation, executing skill acquisition programmes for women, youths, and also the physically challenged in the society.

Meanwhile, a family source said the bandits had reached out to the family which they’re demanding N100m as a ransom for his or her release.

Neither the state government nor the state police command had reacted to the incident as of the time of filing this report.

When contacted, the state command’s public relations Officer, mohammed Jalige, didn’t take his calls.His telephone line indicated that it absolutely was busy.

There was no response to the text sent by our correspondent either.

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