Al-Kadriyar, the father of six sisters from the Al-Kadriyar family abducted and released by bandits over the weekend has shared an account of how the bandits gained access to his daughters, leading to the tragic death of Nabeeha.
In an interview with newsmen, the father recounted the terrifying experience that unfolded when he mistook the armed bandits for robbers upon first sighting them in his compound through doors and windows.
He called his brother, Alhaji Abdulfatai, for assistance, not realizing that Abdulfatai, who was with the police, would lose his life during the rescue attempt.
As reported by Dailytrust, he praised his brother’s quick response in mobilizing the police but lamented that they were ultimately overwhelmed by the heavily armed kidnappers.
He further detailed the bandits’ violent entry into their home, breaking doors with a long jigger found in the compound. The father recalled being forced to surrender, and the kidnappers marched him and his children out of their rooms.
“Their intention was to lead us out of that community to the main road. So I had the confidence that at least the police would come or other security people would come, that would make them leave us and run away.
“When I noticed my brother was driving in. I was happy. He was the one that actually led the police to my community. When I sighted his car, they (the kidnappers) had already positioned themselves again. When they understood that they were coming but they didn’t know who was coming. But they saw the police light on, they knew quite alright that these guys had come for them
“They told us to lie down, and I told my children, just go down. Three of them now went to a building not far from the main road, trying to gain entrance to that building. I was seeing them using arrows and all sorts of things to break the security lights. It was from there they now exchanged bullets (with the police).
“I saw my brother was trying to drive further, the next thing was for him to reverse back. The reverse that he did, I believed they must have shot him. So the police vehicle got stuck. They were all exchanging gunfire with themselves.
“After a few minutes, I think the police stopped. They could not advance further. I know they must have injured my brother or the police. For the police vehicle could not to advance further, meaning that they could not withstand the guys.
“Thereafter, they were able to regroup themselves, and get their strength that they had injured these people. They now asked us to stand up and go back to the village, take another route to get out of that place.”