They Hit Me With A Gun Once I Begged Them To Accumulate N5M Ransom – Rescued Benue Physician Narrates Ordeal In Abductor’s Den
Dr Etito Obadiah, a medical practitioner with the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Makurdi, Benue State, has recounted his disagreeable ordeal in his abductor’s camp.
It was reported that Dr. Obadiah and 9 different kidnapped victims have been rescued on Monday, Might 22, by the police who traced the abductors to their hideout in Gaya village of Utange Ward in Katsina-Ala LGA of Benue State.
Narrating his expertise to journalists in Makurdi shortly after a information convention by the Commissioner of Police (CP), Julius Alawari, on the command’s headquarters, the physician stated the abductors hit him with an AK-47 after he begged them to gather N5m ransom as an alternative of the N40m they’d demanded.
He disclosed that he virtually gave up after he was mercilessly crushed up by the criminals after they took his pockets, Id playing cards and telephones.
“On Might 13, my boys got here and picked me up for work. My spouse was going to work and I wished to journey to Taraba State and return shortly as a result of I had some sufferers in my hospital, together with an Indian, to take care of,” he defined.
“On attending to Zaki-Biam, we missed our approach and wanted path. As we turned we noticed a motorbike with three boys; every of them with an AK-47, and two others got here once more with AK-47s and the following factor we noticed 5 others, additionally with AK-47s.
They pushed my driver out, took my pockets, ID playing cards and telephones. They blindfolded us and drove us greater than 20 kilometres. It was round 3pm. Earlier than we knew it, it was night time and so they dropped us in a spot. Two of us have been saved in a single home and so they began beating us.
“They demanded N40m. Once I instructed them to simply accept N5m they hit me with an AK-47 on my head.
“Some girls we met there had been there for per week or so. By 4am this morning (Monday), we began listening to gunshots and a few individuals have been asking, ‘The place is Dr Etito?’ Then I knew it was the police, and that was how they rescued us and we trekked over 10km. After all of the beating, I used to be virtually giving up. A policeman needed to carry me on his again.
“Whereas we have been in captivity, we concluded that no police or troopers might come to that place. We have been shocked to see policemen this morning. They shot one among them (gunmen).”