Kidnapped Corper Recounts Sad Ordeal, Says ₦1m Ransom Paid for Her Release

Aug 23, 2023 | Entertainment, News


  • A young corps member has recounted a sad experience she had on her way to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Magaji Dan Yanusa Keffi, Nasarawa state
  • Miss Esther Akande disclosed that she was kidnapped on Wednesday, August 16, and she spent four days at an undisclosed location
  • Esther hinted further that her family paid ₦1million as ransom before she regained her freedom from the kidnappers’ den

Nasarawa state, Lafia – A young female corps member has given full details on how she was kidnapped and how she regained her freedom.

NYSC, Nasarawa State
A female corper who was kidnapped on her way to the camp said she paid ₦1m as a ransom for her release.
Photo credit: HQ Nigerian Army
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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, identified simply as Miss Esther Akande, was kidnapped on Wednesday, August 16, while on her way to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Magaji Dan Yanusa Keffi, Nasarawa state, New Telegraph reported.

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The copper was released on Saturday, August 19, has revealed that the sum of ₦1million was paid to secure her freedom from her abductors.

Family sources had confirmed on Saturday, August 19, that the kidnappers demanded a ransom of ₦1million, adding that the police were nonchalant about the situation, while the NYSC urged the family to play along and pay the ransom.

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However, Miss Esther in a telephone interview with The Punch on Tuesday, August 22, gave the full details of her abduction and subsequent release.

Esther revealed,

“So, they actually requested money. At first, they were requesting N300m. Later, it was reduced to N100 million. Then after begging, it was later reduced to ₦1million.”

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Legit.ng reported earlier that gunmen have kidnapped eight National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members from an Akwa Ibom Transport Company (AKTC) bus in Zamfara State.

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The kidnapped corps members were going to Sokoto State for the compulsory one-year national service.

The bus was conveying 11 corps members and the driver from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Ex-corp member kidnapped by bandit regains freedom

An ex-member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Adenike has been freed by notorious bandits who attacked the Kubwa Extension II Relocation Estate on Tuesday, December 6, and kidnapped her alongside six others.

It was gathered that Adenike’s parents had paid an unnamed ransom before releasing her on Sunday, December 11.

Earlier reports show that the abductors requested N100 million for her release, but it is not certain if Adenike’s parents could match the ransom before her release.

Source: Legit.ng





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