Kidnappers have reportedly killed a nursing mother, Christiana Igba, and her mother, Maria Agbo, after spending two weeks with them in their yet-to-identified den.
After killing the nursing mother and her mother, who came on a visit to Abuja for postnatal care of her grandchild [Omugwo], the kidnappers freed the slain mother’s one-month-old baby.
The Standard Gazette [TSG] revealed that Christiana, who was childless for over 10 years, gave birth about a month ago.
It was gathered that the sick child given to another woman victim to take to the hospital with the phone number of the husband of the deceased nursing mother to enable the hospital to contact him.
The deceased husband, Simon Igba, a Nigeria Police Officer, who lives near the Mopol Barrack in Dei- Dei, was said to have slumped following the sad news of the death of his wife and her mother after spending two weeks in the den of the kidnappers.
The report said that the hoodlums, who had reportedly, intensified their onslaught in recent times in the Dei Dei Community in Abuja, invaded the residence of John Igba and kidnapped his wife and her mother, who came for postnatal care ( Omugwo)
The neighbour of the victims, Adejo Jacob, who recounted the incident on Sunday, said that the abductors had demanded N90 million ransom before the tragic murder of the victims.
According to him, “The late Christiana gave birth recently after being barren for more than ten years. Her mother came to Abuja from Benue State for the postnatal and to celebrate with the family over the newborn.
“The kidnappers earlier asked the husband to pay N90 million ransom as the only condition to release his wife and his mother-in-law.
“A day before they were killed, the kidnappers contacted the husband, and they both negotiated and settled for N10 million.
The kidnappers asked him to make the money available before 10 am the following day, which was last Thursday “Before the agreed time, the kidnappers called the husband to inform him that the one-month-old baby was ill.
“There was another victim that the kidnappers released that day, so they gave her the baby and asked her to take the newborn to a hospital.
“The kidnappers gave her the phone number of the baby’s father and asked her to call when she got to the hospital.
“The woman did as she was instructed. The hospital called Igba, and he went there and recovered his baby. After a few hours, we received a report that Christiana and her mother had been killed.
“Their lifeless bodies were dumped, and some police officers went there to recover them. They have been deposited at the Kubwa General Hospital.”
It was gathered that the residents, still in shock over the unprecedented murder, are living in fear as nobody can say who may be the next as insecurity escalates in Abuja.