The kidnappers have threatened to “waste” the youngsters if the board fails to pay a ransom of 10 million naira ($26,230), stated board member Alaje Odewu.
They broke into the orphanage, which housed 17 minors, early Saturday.
“(They were) wielding their rifles at the kids, they selected the older ones and took them away along with their matron who was carrying a less than 1-year-old baby and another adult worker,” stated Odewu.
The matron was subsequently launched together with the child and one other lady.
When the abductors referred to as to demand the ransom, they insulted the board for not paying instantly. The orphanage informed the abductors it doesn’t have the cash and is asking for folks to wish for the protected return of the youngsters.
“They told me they knew that the kids were orphans,” he stated. “I feel so sad that because these are just little innocent kids; the oldest among them is just 16 years old and most of the others are between the ages of 5 and 6,” said Odewu.
The culprits haven’t but been recognized, however the police are on their path, he stated, including that kidnappings like this one are “not new in the neighborhood.”
While kidnapping for ransom by legal components in Katsina State have seen a disturbing enhance, an abduction on this scale has not been reported beforehand. It remembers the kidnapping of 276 ladies from Chibok in 2014. More than 100 of these ladies by no means returned dwelling.