#NajeebahAndHerSisters: Kidnapped Victims Regain Freedom

Al-Kadriyar sisters who were abducted from the Bwari area of Abuja in early January have regained their freedom.

Police Public Relations Officer for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Josephine Adeh made the disclosure on Sunday.

She said that the “Al-Kadriyar sisters were released around midnight of Saturday.”

Last week, news emerged that Nabeeha, one of the six sisters, was killed by the abductors.

Some of the victims kidnapped in the Bwari area, were also rescued by security personnel from the Kajuru forest in Kaduna state.


“Following the relentless advancement of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command Anti-Kidnapping squad in a concerted effort with troops of the Nigerian Army, on the heels of the kidnappers that struck the Zuma 1 area in the Bwari Area Council on the 2nd of January 2024, the FCT Police has rescued the victims and reunited them with their families,” the statement reads.

“The operatives successfully rescued the victims around Kajuru forest in Kaduna state at about 11:30 pm on Saturday 20th January 2024.

The sisters were abducted alongside their dad and some residents of the community.

The kidnappers had subsequently handed the family a deadline for the payment of N60 million  ransom.

After killing the Nabeeha, the bandits reportedly raised the ransom from N60 million to N100 million, while threatening to kill the remaining sisters.