Fulani herdsmen abduct youth ‘corper’, demand N15m ransom

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Three women, including a member of the National Youth Service Corps, have been kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital
Territory, Abuja.

They were said to be travelling on God is
Good Motors on Wednesday when they were
robbed at gun point and thereafter marched
into the bush.

When contacted, the Head of Anti- Kidnapping Unit in Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FCT Police Command), Yemi Ola, confirmed the kidnap, saying his office has received a report of the case.

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He said, “The report was made at Kwali
Division from where it was transferred to us
yesterday (Thursday) night; we took a statement from the sister of one of the
victims who was inside the vehicle. I told
them to come back today and I am still
expecting them.

It was learnt that the kidnappers have
demanded N15m ransom from family of the
victims.

While they demanded N5m from the family of
the two sisters, the kidnappers demanded
N10m from the father of Grace Oghene
Edegware, a graduate of Accountancy from
Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, who was
deployed by NYSC to Lagos State.
It may be recalled that, so far, three youth
corps members have died in three orientation
camps across the country in the last one
month, spurring angry criticisms about the
programme.

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