The abduction of the 14-year old Ifesinachi Ani, a Secondary School (SS) 2 student of Government Secondary School, Apo Resettlement, Abuja, six months ago, took a new twist as her abductors made chilling revelations on their modus operandi.
This is even as The AUTHORITY on Sunday gathered that the major linkman to the abductors, one Baba Abdul, has been released from police detention, fuelling speculation of pressure on the police from powerful quarters. The AUTHORITY had disclosed yesterday how Baba Abdul’s wife severally threatened to deal with Ifesinachi’s mother whenever her husband is released.
Ifesinachi’s mother who ran to our office out of fear for her life, informed us that ever since this medium made the abduction of her daughter public, several people have been coming to nearby Baba Abdul’s residence, telling her that they will deal with her and also pointing fingers at her residence.
Over the weekend, some persons claiming to be members of the Igbo Muslim Community based in Kano State denied abducting Ifesinachi, insisting they merely took her to Kano in order to protect her from persecution by her mother because she “converted” to Islam. The revelations were uncovered when the Igbo Muslims led by their acclaimed patron, Mohammed Suleiman, came in their numbers to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command in solidarity with the abductors who were moved from the Central Police Station, Uwani, Enugu to Abuja.
Mrs. Rachael Ani, mother of the abducted girl, was dumbfounded seeing her daughter dressed like a Muslim. She was also shocked that her daughter “is looking at me morosely and I have no doubt she is under a spell. “My daughter, who has been with me since birth has been made to even engage me in argument over her date of birth. I was shocked she could pretend to be more accustomed to complete strangers than me, her biological mother. “Although she acknowledged I am her mother, you could see that she did not behave as if I was her mother, who has been looking for her for over six months when she saw me enter the police office.
“At least, I am grateful to God for rescuing my daughter from the hands of her abductors. I am very grateful to the management and editors of The AUTHORITY newspapers and other journalists who have assisted me to publicise my cries. God will reward all of you. “As for the Enugu State Governor, I lack words to express my joys over the scholarship offered my daughter. I want government to also assist me because I can see clearly that I am being intimidated by this cartel of abductors. They are bold, daring and have been threatening to deal with me..
“I don’t even understand why they would still be the ones taking care of my daughter when they should have all been languishing in the prison. The Inspector-General of Police and the Commissioner of Police should not let them go scot-free. If they do, these people will wreck several other families as we heard them boast they will do. I am grateful to these officers for assisting me. God will bless them. As for the other officers, I don’t know what to say,” she stated. Refusing to comment on the issues raised by Mr. Sunday Ani who she maintained is her husband’s senior brother, she however, lamented that her daughter’s abductors were taking advantage of the poverty in her family to torment them and bring disaffection into her family, pointing out that God will take control and resolve all those problems.
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