‘What We Need Is Your Daughter’s Virginity, Not Money’-Kidnappers

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Patience Emmanuel

 

By Our Reporter

 

‘We need your daughter’s virginity and not money’, that was the message kidnappers who abducted Patience Emmanuel, a 20-year-old undergraduate in Bauchi State sent to her parents.

Patience’s parents had been heart broken since their daughter was kidnapped by some cultists four days ago.

The family said their daughter, a 100 level Pharmacology student at the Bauchi State University, Gadau, left the house on Wednesday afternoon and her whereabouts unknown since then.

The victim’s father, Mr Emmanuel Kushi, a retired civil servant spoke with journalists on Saturday, said his daughter was abducted on her way home after visiting his younger brother.

He said, “On Wednesday, June 24, around 2pm, she left my younger brother’s house in Rafin Zurfi and told him she was coming to my house at Kafin Tafawa (a distance of about four kilometers) to pick something and he gave her permission to come.

“By evening my younger brother’s wife kept calling her mobile to know if she had arrived but there was no response. They thought she was already in my house working.

“Later on, they tried again but the number was switched off. The next day (Thursday) around 1pm, my younger brother’s wife called me and asked why I delayed Patience and didn’t let her come back. She asked if there was any problem.

“I told her that I didn’t see Patience because she had not come to my house. She expressed shock about what I told her and said she would call her friend to confirm.”

He stated that his brother’s wife told him that when she called Patience’s friend, he told her that he also tried calling her on Wednesday but her phone rang out.

“So he sent a text message to her mobile. Then, a reply came in. The response read, ‘Do you think you will ever see her again? Fool.’”

Kushi said he came back from the farm and also saw a text message in his phone sent by the abductors through his daughter’s number.

The text message, which was forwarded to our correspondent read, “Father, your daughter is with us ‘BLACK AXE CONFRETANITY’ We don’t need your money what we need is her virginity. Don’t bother looking for her.”

He said that he got another text from the abductors on Saturday morning informing him that she was dead.

Family members want the police to investigate the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Patience

 

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