Kidnappers Release Abducted Children of Kaduna Doctor After Killing Wife

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Kidnappers have released the children of a Kaduna-based medical doctor, Philip Ataga who were abducted in January in Kaduna State.

The two children identified as Christabel and Jasmine were said to have been released around 7:00 p.m. on Thursday night.

They were abducted alongside their mother from their residence at Juji area of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on January 25.

The kidnappers had earlier demanded N150 million ransom for their release but killed their mother after the family failed to pay the money.

Spokesman of Kaduna State police command, DSP Yakubu Sabo told Channels Television last week that the woman’s bullet-ridden body was found inside a bush in the Kakau area along the Abuja- Kaduna highway.

Although the police are yet to confirm the release of the two abducted children from captivity, their father, Channels Television quoted their father, Dr Philip Ataga as saying the children were dropped by the kidnappers at Ungwar Kati area along the Juji bypass, where they were later picked by one of his relatives who brought them back home.

Dr Ataga however, did not disclose if any ransom was paid before the release of his children.

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