Peter Obi Slams FG Over Nabeeha’s Death, Abduction

Peter Obi Slams FG Over Nabeeha’s Death, Abduction

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idoamebo – Former governor of Anambra State and Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has expressed his grief and outrage over the brutal murder of Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, a young university student who was abducted by bandits in Abuja along with her father and five sisters.

Peter Obi said that the incident was a reflection of the alarming state of insecurity in the country and the failure of the government to protect its citizens.


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The Tragic Fate of Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar and Her Family

Peter Obi Slams FG Over Nabeeha’s Death, Abduction
Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar and Her Family

Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar was a 21-year-old student of biological science at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, who had just graduated and was looking forward to her convocation on 27 January.

She was also a passionate writer and poet who shared her thoughts and feelings on her Substack blog.

On 2 January, gunmen stormed her family home in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and kidnapped her, her father, Mansoor, and her five sisters: Najeebah, Nadheerah, Aneesah, Adeebah and Mardiyah.

The bandits initially demanded a ransom of ₦60 million ($62,714) for the release of the six girls, but later increased it to ₦100 million ($104,524) after killing Nabeeha and dumping her body for her parents to find.

The family, who hail from Ilorin, Kwara State, appealed to the public for help in raising the money, as they could not afford to pay such a huge amount.

The fate of the remaining captives is still unknown, as the bandits have given a deadline of 17 January for the payment of the ransom.

The Rising Tide of Violence and Insecurity in Nigeria

Peter Obi said that the killing of Nabeeha and the abduction of her family members was not an isolated case, but a manifestation of the widespread insecurity that plagues the nation.

He said that Nigerians have become helpless and vulnerable to the attacks of bandits, kidnappers, armed robbers and other criminals, who operate with impunity and disregard for human life.

Obi said that the fact that such crimes are happening in Abuja, the nation’s capital, shows how insecure the rest of the country is.

Peter Obi also cited another incident that occurred in his home state of Anambra, where suspected gunmen set fire to the palace of the traditional ruler of Isseke community, HRH Igwe Emmanuel Nnabuife.

He said that he was very concerned about how insecurity has continued to ravage every part of the country, and called on the government and the security agencies to do more to protect the people and restore peace and order.

Peter Obi’s Call for Action and Condolence

Obi urged the government and the security agencies to intensify their efforts to rescue the remaining members of the Al-Kadriyar family and other victims of kidnapping and banditry in the country.

He also called on them to ensure that every part of the nation is secure and that every Nigerian is protected.

Peter Obi said that he hoped that such violent crimes would no longer be committed in the country, and that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.

He also expressed his sincere sympathy and condolence to the bereaved family of Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, and prayed for God’s mercy and forgiveness for her soul.

Obi also prayed for God’s comfort and strength for the rest of the family, and for their safe and speedy release from captivity.

He said that he was confident that Nigerians would overcome the challenges of insecurity and violence, and that he would continue to work for the betterment of the country. He signed off his statement with his initials, PO.


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