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Pregnant woman, child kidnapped in Yobe

Pregnant woman, child kidnapped in Yobe

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Pregnant woman, child kidnapped in Yobe

By Matthew ELOYI

A middle-aged woman has been kidnapped after she boarded a tricycle in front of the Damaturu Specialists Hospital where she was said to have gone for medical check-up.

The woman, according to family sources, is pregnant and she was taken along with her child of about three years.

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The victims’ family members said they sensed her disappearance and became worried when she had not arrived home after 7:00pm on Friday.

According to the family source, the husband after calling several relatives and about to report to the Police received a phone call from an undisclosed number informing him that if he wanted to see his wife again that he must pay a ransom of two million naira (N2 million).

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“Negotiation is ongoing for the release of the kidnapped victims. The rate of abduction by criminal groups is increasing in Gujba, Gulani, Postiskum and Damaturu Local Government Areas.

“Movement in late evening or going to places where there is less population is very dangerous today,” the source said.

Pregnant woman, child kidnapped in Yobe

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