The wife of a Kaduna-based doctor, Philip Ataga has been found dead barely 7 days after she was kidnapped with her two kids.
According to Within Nigeria, the deceased was abducted after gunmen broke into their home at Juji community in Chikun local government area of the state.
It was revealed that the wife of the doctor was eventually murdered over the failure of her husband to pay a N150m ransom.
Reports reveal that the bandits killed Mrs. Ataga, dumped her corpse and called her husband and directed him to pick the corpse at a particular location.
Speaking to the Cable, a source close to the family said:
“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.”
Though the current state of the Kaduna-based doctor’s children is still unknown, the State’s Police Spokesperson, DSP Yakubu Sabo told Channels TV that the woman’s bullet-ridden body was found inside a bush in Kakau area along Abuja- Kaduna highway.