Bandits, who kidnapped Alhaji Mansoor Al-Kadriyar and his six children, have killed one of the abducted persons, The Nation has learnt.
The deceased lady identified as Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar was killed on Friday.
She has been laid to rest according to Islamic rites on Saturday.
Nabeeha was a 400-level student of biological science, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
Others abducted include: Najeebah (500 level, Quantity Surveying), Nadheerah (300 level, Zoology)
The kidnappers had earlier contacted the family, demanding N60 million ransom, but The Nation learnt it has been increased to N100 million.
The victims were abducted on Tuesday night in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.
Alhaji Mansoor’s brother, Abdulfatai, who led policemen to foil their abduction, was shot dead by the bandits.
The death of Nabeeha sparked outrage on social media platforms especially “X”.
Many users trending the hashtag — #Najeebahandhersisters — called on security agencies to intensify efforts to rescue the remaining persons in captivity.
Following the new development on increase in the ransom, the family and well-wishers of the victims, have taken to social media to solicit funds towards their rescue.
A relative of the victims, Sherifdeen had disclosed: “They have contacted the family asking for N60m ransom after prolonged pleading. They freed the father but held the children captive. We have been given Friday, January 12, 2024 to look for the money.
“That is N10 million per child. To support the efforts in securing their freedom, we humbly seek financial assistance. We have provided bank details on my Facebook page.”
Reacting, a foundation @ftvf_foundation said: “Day 11: #Najeebahandhersisters haven’t been released. few hours ago, they killed and sent the body of one of these innocent kids to their parents
“The kidnappers are insisting on getting the full amount they’re demanding. We just want th