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JUST IN: Kidnappers of two pregnant women, three others demand N20m ransom

Kidnappers of two pregnant women and three other people at Nariya community in Kaduna state have demanded for N20 million as ransom.

Daily Trust gathered that the kidnappers called one of the family members of the victims to make their demand.

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The five victims were abducted from their houses on Sunday around 2:00am.

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The kidnappers, who stormed the area heavily armed, were said to have selected women and whisked them away to an unknown destination.

‎Daily Trust gathered that a pregnant teacher was among the victims.

“Yes, they called and demanded for N20 million as ransom for all five of them. Negotiation is ongoing with their abductors to secure their release.

“We pray for God’s mercy because one of them was a pregnant teacher. May God protect them all and us, amen,” a family friend to one of the victims told Daily Trust on condition of anonymity.

Daily Trust reported that the incident led to massive protest in the community where youth protesters blocked the ever busy Nnamdi Azikwe Expressway on Sunday.

It took the intervention of security agencies to disperse the crowd to vacate the main highway.

It would be recalled that kidnapping for ransom has become a daily routine in Kaduna and its environs.

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