An 18-year-old woman, Fatima Muhammed who was ‘rescued from kidnappers’ by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps says she was never kidnapped in the first place.
NSCDC officers had responded to a kidnap complaint made by one Ibrahim Nasir about his wife, Fatima Muhammed. Operatives of the NSCDC Nasarawa State Command had then stormed the alleged kidnapper’s den to rescue the lady alongside 15-year-old Hafsat Adamu.
According to the state commandant of NSCDC, Mamud Gidado-Fari, the victims who have been locked up for over a week by the yet to be identified suspect, were rescued last Friday at Line Supper Cinema in the Lafia LGA of the state.
“We forced our way into the room and found the woman alongside a 15-year-old girl, Hasat Adamu,” he said. The motive of the abductor had yet to be determined.
“The nature of the case is what we are trying to investigate because as it is, we don’t know whether the motive of the abductor was ransom or for a ritual.”
However, the rescued lady claimed that she was at her lover’s place when some NSCDC operatives broke into the room and whisked her away.
“I was with my sick mother from morning till evening and when it was time for me to go home I decided to see my old boyfriend because I didn’t have money for transport.
“I had to stay till the following day because it was late and before I knew what was happening, I saw NSCDC (operatives) breaking into my boyfriend’s room and that was how I was arrested.
“I am a married woman, but I left my matrimonial home because I have been having quarrels with my husband ever since we got married. My husband had told me not to go anywhere there is a crisis and there was never a day I disobeyed him,” Fatima said.