The kidnappers of 16-year-old Zamfara twin sisters have reduced the ransom to N15m, also threatening to kill one of the girls if payment is not made on time.
Hassana and Hussaina, whose wedding was slated for December, were abducted at their elder sister’s residence in Dauran village in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. They had visited their sister, Summaya, 20, in preparation for their wedding. Their father, Alhaji Abubakar Yusuf, said the kidnappers had initially demanded N150 million.
A family member, Ibrahim Abubakar, who spoke with the kidnappers and the twins on phone said the kidnappers had reduced the ransom to N15million. He said;
“We are only able to get N6m selling our properties and receiving contributions from family members, politicians, traders and ordinary people,”
In an audio clip that had since gone viral on Facebook, one of the twin sisters, Hussaina was heard sobbing, complaining about maltreatment and appealing for help.
“I am battling with headache. We are in dire situation, they are about to kill us,” Hussaina sobbed. The beat us every morning. Please help rescue us. Even yesterday, they slaughtered some people in our presence. We are starving. Please get contributions even from the general public.”
But one of the abductor cut in, saying the call would be the last he would make with the twins as they failed to deliver the ransom.