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
The two-year-old girl has reunited with her father and other
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
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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
“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
Badmos said: “Yes I can confirm that they have been
released, but I don’t have any information on when they were released.”
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