A Kaduna-based medical doctor’s wife, Mrs Ataga who was kidnapped last week, alongside her children, has been killed by the gunmen.
In a report by the Cable, she was killed after her family failed to meet the demand for N150million by the kidnappers.
The victims were kidnapped when gunmen broke into their residence at Juji near Sabon Tasha, Chikun local government area of Kaduna on January 24.
A local guard was killed during the incident which was trailed by mass protest on January 25. Youth in the area blocked the busy Kachia road, demanding an end to the “persistent invasion” of their community and abductions by gunmen.
A source close to the family revealed that she was dropped at a location after being murdered:
“The bandits killed Mrs. Ataga, dumped her corpse and called her husband and directed him to pick the corpse at a particular location.
“Her corpse was picked and deposited at the mortuary at the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Kaduna. After killing her, the bandits made a demand of N20 million ransom for the release the children.”
When contacted, Yakubu Sabo, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, said he was not aware that the doctor’s wife had been murdered.
“I have not received such information, but I will find out from the officers handling the investigations and get back” Sabo said.