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Kidnappers free 2 year-old 3 days after killing journalist mother

21 December 2016, 12:56

Lagos - Fareeda, the two year old daughter of slain broadcaster Aisha Alli-Balogun, who was abducted by gunmen in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, has been released.

Aisha Alli-Balogun was shot dead on December 16 on her way home around Asolo Majidun, Ikorodu expressway, while reportedly trying to prevent her daughter from being kidnapped.

Sources told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the abductors released the little girl and a friend of her mother on Monday evening at Ikorodu, after the husband of the deceased broadcaster parted with an undisclosed ransom.

The two-year-old girl has reunited with her father and other family members.

It was gathered that the abductors had taken Fareeda and her mother’s friend to a deserted area and handed over transportation fare to the pregnant woman.

Also read: Bauchi kidnappers killed, women freed

The kidnappers got in touch with the father, who later gave them some money.

“The girl’s father was instructed to go and wait for them at a particular place but the gunmen dropped the girl and the woman at another place.

“The suspected kidnappers gave the woman some money for transportation to take the little girl home,” a source said.

The Lagos State Command Police Public Relations Officer [PPRO], SP Dolapo Badmos confirmed the release of the little girl and her mother’s friend.

Badmos said: “Yes I can confirm that they have been released, but I don’t have any information on when they were released.”

- NAN

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