Two Weeks After: Kidnappers Free 85-year-old Grandma in Kogi

Two weeks after her abduction, 85-year-old grandmother, Hajia Habiba Isah, who was lured from her residence, in Ajakolia, Dekina LGA, Kogi State has regained her freedom.

Confirming the report of her release, an official of the Kogi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), said Hajia Isah was released a little over two weeks after she was lured away from her praying mat, where she was observing her evening prayers.

The official, who preferred anonymity, as he was not authorised to speak on behalf of the victim’s family, was unable to confirm whether or not any ransom was paid to secure her release.

Unknown Gunmen Hajia Habiba Isah

Recall how suspected kidnappers lured the 85 years old grandmother from her prayer mat. They were said to have demanded N10m for her release.

Isah, a resident at Ajakolia in Abocho, was reportedly kidnapped while observing her evening (Ishai) prayers, on a Tuesday.

An eyewitness was quoted as saying that, “Two young men emerged with bike and met her in her room; after exchanging pleasantries, they introduced themselves as her son’s errand boys who work for him in one of his ongoing housing projects in Lokoja, claiming that his son sent them to bring her to a neigbouring village.

“They deceived her saying their boss did not want anybody to know she was around the neighbourhood village, assuring her that they would bring her back later.

“Hajia was eventually taken away, but with the company of six others kidnapped.”

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