- A piece of news that would be described as a good news with a mixture of a bad one is the freedom granted to a Kaduna Polytechnic lecturer, Dr Rahmatu Abarshi
- After three weeks in captivity, bandits released the lecturer and held her daughter and her driver in captivity
- On April 24, 2022, bandits abducted the lecturer, her daughter and her driver while returning from Mariri community in Lere Local Government Area of the state
A lecturer with the Kaduna Polytechnic who was abducted by bandits together with her daughter and driver, Dr Rahmatu Abarshi, has been released.
Tijjani Ramalan, chairman of Liberty TV on Thursday morning, May 19, disclosed that the lecturer has been released but her daughter, Ameerah and the driver are still in captivity, Vanguard reports.
How Dr Rahmatu Abarshi was abducted
On April 24, 2022, bandits abducted the lecturer, her daughter and her driver while returning from Mariri community in Lere Local Government Area of the State.
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She had gone to distribute clothes to IDPs as part of her “Barkindo Rahama Initiative”, when they were attacked by bandits, who later demanded N100 million ransom.
Her release further confirmed
Abdallah Isma’il Abdallah, the Admin officer of Barkindo Rahama Initiative, founded by Dr Abarshi, confirmed the release of the lecturer on Tuesday night, May 18, but did not say the amount of ransom paid for her release.
He said after she regained freedom on Tuesday evening, she was taken to an undisclosed hospital for medical check up.
“Her daughter and the driver are still in captivity.”
Tension swells among residents as terrorists kidnap several travellers on Kaduna-Abuja road
Barely two months after terrorists attacked the Kaduna-bound train that led to the abduction of passengers, another attack has been carried out on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.
It was reported that some blocked the highway between Kurnmin Kare and Katari in Kachia local government area of Kaduna state and carried out an operation that lasted for almost an hour.
The terrorists also abducted scores of travellers from both commercial and private vehicles that were plying the road.
Councillor arrested on his way to supply terrorists with AK-47 in Kaduna
The efforts of the Kaduna state government to end banditry, kidnapping, and all forms of insecurity had suffered a setback.
A government official at the local level in the northwest state has been arrested with an AK-47 rifle.
Authorities in the state say the suspect was on his way to deliver the gun to terrorists in a known bandits' camp.