Kwara kidnappers demand N10m, sleep off, victims escape

Two children who were abducted after gunmen killed their father, Alfa Tunde Aribidesi, at their residence at Gaa Osibi in the Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State, have escaped from the den of their abductors.

Tunde, a trader at Ojatuntun, Baboko, Ilorin, was killed on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

His children, Jamiu (12) and Sambo (15), were taken away, as the kidnappers demanded N10m for their release.

It was learnt that the two children, however, escaped on Sunday night after their abductors slept off in the forest.

“The kidnapers used the phone of our late father to contact our family for N10m ransom, but we escaped from the bush when they (kidnappers) were sleeping and we arrived at our house early in the morning,” Sambo said.

A medical doctor (name withheld), who said the two kids were in his hospital, confirmed the development.

A friend of the deceased, Alfa Lawal Taoheed, had on Facebook solicited prayers for the safe return of the kids while negotiation was ongoing with the kidnappers.

He wrote, “The family arranged N7m through a representative. Unfortunately, the kidnappers could not tell the man where exactly to meet them or drop the money, which made him return with it.”


  • No comments yet.
  • Add a comment
    Kindly Wait For 10 Seconds Before Next Link