Raphael Olakunle, Ogun State
The Boko Haram insurgents have demanded N20m ransom from a 75-year-old blind internally displaced person, Jato Ndarfa, to release his abducted daughter and niece.
Ndarfa, who spoke on Sunday at the CAN Centre IDP camp, in Maiduguri, where he has been taking refuge alongside others displaced from Gwoza since 2014 by insurgents, begged for the release of the victims.
He said his daughter, Lami Jato, a 25-year-old graduate of Sir Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, and his niece, Renita Bitrus, and a tractor driver were abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists while on a farm at Tungushe village in the Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State.
The septuagenarian said the terrorists, few days after the abduction, made contact through her niece’s cellphone, demanding N20m ransom for the release of the two women.
According to Ndarfi, his abducted daughter is his only hope, adding that his three wives deserted him during the Boko Haram terrorists’ attacks on their village