- The spokesperson of NIS, Bridget Esene, has recalled how she went through hell after being kidnapped
- Esene said her abductors sold her to a group of suspected herdsmen in Benin, Edo state capital
- The NIS staff revealed that the criminals operate in forests where they await new arrivals
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The spokesperson of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Bridget Esene, has narrated her ordeals at the hands of kidnappers who abducted her in Benin on Sunday, January 24.
Esene said her abduction was carried out by about five gunmen who trailed her on the way to church that ill-fated day, The Nation reports.
After getting hold of Esene at gunpoint the kidnappers whisked her to an unknown destination and eventually sold her off to a gang of hardened hoodlums suspected to be herdsmen.
“I was forced into their car and driven out of the church premises by the gunmen, who later sold me to another set of hardened kidnappers, who are suspected herdsmen.
“Upon sighting the kidnappers, I attempted to escape, but I was intercepted at gunpoint by the hoodlums, who later took me into the forest.
“Some fully-armed kidnappers were on the ground to receive me in the forest. Having been sold to the suspected herdsmen, I was moved deeper into the forest.”
Meanwhile, a notorious kidnapper in Abuja simply known as Mohammed Amodu was kidnapped by another kidnapper, Buba Babu, 35, and had to pay N1,555,000 for his freedom.
The information was revealed by the police headquarters spokesman, CP Frank Mba during a press briefing in the Nigerian capital.
Mba who paraded both kidnappers alongside other criminals on Monday, January 11, said Babu was notorious for kidnapping citizens on highways around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Babu, he said, was third in command of a kidnap syndicate headed by one Buji, who was neutralised by the police alongside the second in command.
Mba said Babu took leadership of the gang and was notorious for always killing kidnap victims, adding that Babu took Amodu into custody and when the kidnapped kidnapper hesitated to pay, he was shot in the arm.