The nursing mother, who was tragically killed by kidnappers in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, had recently given birth to her first child after waiting for ten years.
It was earlier reported that Christiana Igba and her mother, Maria Agbo, were brutally murdered in Abuja last week.
Christiana’s mother had traveled from Benue State to Abuja to celebrate the birth of her grandchild when the unfortunate incident occurred.
They were kidnapped along with the one-month-old baby from their residence near the Mopol Barracks in the Dei-Dei area of FCT.
The kidnappers demanded a ransom of N90 million from the family for their release. After negotiations, they settled for N10 million.
Simon was instructed to have the money ready by 10 am on Thursday, January 25, 2024. However, before the agreed time, the kidnappers informed him that his baby was ill and had been handed over to a victim released that day.
The kidnappers also gave Simon’s phone number to the released victim and instructed her to contact him upon reaching the hospital with the baby.
Simon retrieved his baby from the hospital shortly after being notified.
Unfortunately, a few hours later, the family received news of Christiana and her mother’s demise. Their bodies were later recovered by police officers and deposited at the Kubwa General Hospital.