Fulani herdsmen kidnap female NYSC member, demand N15m ransom

– Fulani herdsmen have kidnapped a
member of the National Youth Service
Corps and two other women
– They were robbed at gun point and
thereafter marched into the bush
– the kidnappers have demanded N15m
ransom from family of the victims.
Suspected Fulani herdsmen on
Wednesday, December 21, kidnapped
Grace Oghene Edegware, a female
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
member, alongside two sisters in
Kwali Area Council of the Federal
Capital Territory, Abuja

According to a report on The Punch,
Edegware and the two other women
were said to be travelling on God is
Good Motors when they were robbed
at gun point and thereafter marched
into the bush.

Fulani herdsmen kidnap female NYSC
member in Abuja, demand N15m ransom

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

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.”

However, it has been gathered 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.
Meanwhile, NYSC has commenced
investigation into the death of three
corps members in various
circumstances.

The NYSC said on Saturday, November
3 that it regrets the death of the corps
members and condoles with the
families of the deceased who died
during the on-gong 2016 Batch
‘B’ (Stream I) Orientation Course in
Bayelsa, Kano and Zamfara states.
Chinyerum Nwenenda Elechi,
Ifedolapo Oladepo and Monday
Asuquo Ukeme died in the states and
the incidents had caused serious
condemnation across the country.

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