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Obi visits family of abducted Abuja sisters

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Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP during the 2023 general election on Tuesday, visited the Al-Kadriyar family, whose six daughters were kidnapped on January 2.

Obi, during the condolence visit to the family expressed concerns over the rate of kidnappings in the country.

The former Anambra State governor also urged the government to tackle insecurity.

Obi said, “I came to have the opportunity of condoling the family and then see the young ones that are still in the hospital.

“It is for all of us to sacrifice everything possible to see that criminality is contained.

“Can you imagine how it feels for a father to lose a young daughter. Imagine Folashade’s family as well. Just imagine the trauma. Imagine what they are going through.

“The government and the people must work hard to stop this. It is a very sad situation, I don’t even know how to start commenting, because this is happening everyday. We can’t continue this way.”

Recall that about 19 persons, including six girls were abducted by bandits from the Sagwari Estate Layout in the Dutsen-Alhaji area in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory earlier in January.

The girls alongside their father, Alhaji Mansoor Al-Kadriyar were abducted from their home, according to the report.

It was gathered that the gunmen later released their father, asking him to go get the ransom for the release of his daughters.

The abductors killed four of the hostages, including Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, a 400-level student of Biological Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and 13-year-old Folashade Ariyo.

The remaining five sisters regained their freedom on Saturday, January 20.

Report had earlier emerged online that the Nigerian Police Force, on Sunday, disclosed that they arrested a suspected kidnapper, Bello Mohammed, 28, believed to be involved in the abduction and murder of Nabeeha.

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