A Twitter user, @Blessedcindy0, has narrated how she was hospitalised after a near-death encounter with kidnappers.
She said that she was abducted on June 23 while travelling from Enugu to Rivers State.
The lady disclosed that she boarded a vehicle inside a park in Enugu without suspecting a thing.
She further disclosed that the journey was in progress and she decided to send a text message to her sister.
The lady said she felt “something cold on my nose and dozed off”.
When I woke up, the six of us were tied to a chair in a bungalow. I immediately knew I had been kidnapped. There was this guy sitting down with a gun looking at us without saying a word until one huge looking man came out of the bungalow and started telling us to pray. He first gave us a hot slap; after that, he told us that we had been kidnapped and that we should not be afraid that as soon as our relatives cooperated with them, nothing’s going to happen to us,” she narrated.
The lady said her sister had to sell off some properties and borrow to be able to raise the N2 million ransom demanded by the kidnappers.
She said that her abductors advised her sister against informing the police or any other security agency and boasted that they would not be able to do anything about it even if they were informed.
The social media user stated, “The name of one of us was Philip. When he asked him who to call to demand ransom, Philip said he doesn’t have anyone to call and that he is just a normal businessman trying to make ends meet.
“When they called my sister, they instructed her not to tell the police or army and that there’s nothing they can do (that was when I knew my own was finished); they told my sister that she’ll pay N3,000,000 or she won’t see me again.
“My father is not too strong, so my sister had to keep everything away from my father. Two people were killed right in front of me (Philip and one other girl) because they couldn’t meet up with their demands and the other three people were released after the payment of N2,000,000 ransom each.
“They didn’t kill me because my sister was picking up calls even after a week and cooperating with them. My sister had to sell some things and borrow up to pay N2,000,000. Even at that, from the 26 June 2021, every night they beat me and I was raped by two of them.”
She said that her abductors took her to Four Corners Junction near Agbani in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State at night and dropped her off.
The lady explained that she has been unable to get the ordeal out of her mind since the incident.
“I can’t take Philip and that girl they killed off my head. They killed and cut them into pieces. Where they kept us, I can still recognise how the place looks like. When they wanted to drop me after my sister paid, they met the police on their way and the police didn’t bother to look inside the car. They just let them through. Oh my goodness God! They also took everything I had left in my account, which was about N268,000. Nigeria has failed me. I sleep and wake up with this traumatic experience and feel like committing suicide,”