A man has given kidnappers six loaves of bread, four lacasera drinks, two yoghurts and N400,000 for the release of his sister-in-law in Plateau State.
A writer, Mashat Alfred Makut, also known as Munatare Munashak, narrated how the man who was admitted at the same Plateau Hospital Farm House with him absconded, in order to go and pay ransom to kidnappers who had taken his wife’s sister, who is a student of the university of Jos.
According to Makut, the man was on drip when he received several calls from the kidnappers that they have abducted his wife’s sister around 4:00am on June 6, 2021, along Bauchi road.
“While taking my first drip, a nurse on duty dashed in panting that the patient opposite my bed absconded and her supervisor and doctors on call are on her neck for letting the patient who was brought in the previous day unconscious leave without the Doctors permission,” ,Makut wrote on Facebook.
“As the day was winding into night, the young man appeared with a lady and two of his brothers smiling and singing victorious songs to the delight of everyone in the male ward of the plateau hospital, Dadin Kowa.
“The nurse that took over duty was excited to see that the patient was back as he surprisingly asked why he absconded?”
He said the patient narrated what happened when he returned with his sister-in-law.
“While I was on drip, I received several calls from kidnappers that they kidnapped my wife’s sister around 4am of Sunday,6th June 2021 along Bauchi road in their house where students stay, she is from Jigawa and she just came back in time to resume the University of Jos,” the unmanned man explained.
“The Kidnappers were five in number, they demanded 10 million ransom and I pleaded that I am on admission at the hospital, after long bargain, we agreed at four hundred thousand naira ransome 400,000,00 and they told me to bring the money along naraguta hostel to tilden Fulani -bauchi road, some rocks that look like cave, they said I should bring 6 loaves of bread 4 lacasera and 2 yoghurt along as they have been in the Bush with no food since the time of the kidnap in the morning.
“When I got there ,three of them came out of hiding to collect the money and they are all young boys that speak fulfude, they are younger than me as they can’t be more that 20- 25 years of age, they said hope I didn’t put poison on the bread and they collected the money before bringing my in-law out from the rocks, thank God they didn’t even touch her as they returned her phones.”
“The victim who was the lady with him as the nurses lay him down to continue his drip and medication narrated how she was kidnapped.
The rescued lady recounted that her abductors were Fulani.
According to her, the kidnappers broke into her room while sleeping and abducted her.
“I was sleeping around 4 am then I started hearing bang on the door, I heard my neighbors screaming barawo barawo but I was still in my sleep then bang the door opened and I saw some boys holding guns and knives and they told me to get up and follow them, from their voices they are fulani and they told me to co-operate with them or they will kill me.
“That’s how they took me away to their hideouts in the rocks and started calling my family to bring ransom, one of them wanted to molest me but when I pleaded in Hausa and he heard my intonation, he asked where I am from and I said Jigawa and he left me alone, I thank God that this trauma is now over and I am rescued, I cannot go back to that house again, I am leaving that area as it is no longer save,” she stated.