In a recent and deeply distressing event, the father of six abducted girls in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has shared a harrowing account of his experience while in captivity.
The man, whose identity has been withheld for security reasons, recounted how he was forced to watch as the kidnappers assembled his daughter’s body after she was killed. The six girls, all under the age of 18, were kidnapped on January 2, 2024, from their home in the Bwari area of the FCT.
The kidnappers had initially demanded a ransom of N60 million ($133,000) for the release of the girls. However, the family was unable to raise the funds, and one of the girls was killed as a result. The father, who was also abducted with his daughters but later released to raise the ransom, described the moment he was forced to watch the kidnappers put his daughter’s body together.
“I was tied up and forced to watch as they assembled her body,” he said. “It was the most horrific thing I have ever seen.” The incident has sparked outrage and condemnation from human rights groups and the general public. The Nigerian government has vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice and has launched a massive manhunt for the kidnappers.
This tragic event serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing security challenges in Nigeria and the need for greater efforts to protect the lives and well-being of its citizens. The family of the six girls is now left to mourn the loss of their daughter and to hope for the safe return of the remaining five girls.