PHOTOS: Bandits Free Remaining Kidnapped Kaduna Judge’s Children After Killing First Son

PHOTOS: Bandits Free Remaining Kidnapped Kaduna Judge’s Children After Killing First Son
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The three kidnapped children of Kaduna State Judge Janet Gimba have been released after 15 days in captivity. The release comes after a tragic ordeal in which the judge’s 14-year-old son, Victor, was killed by the bandits due to the family’s inability to meet the N300 million ransom demand.

While details about the release are still unclear, photos of the freed children with the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, in Abuja were shared by Musa Gimba and Sixtus Omokhagbor. The Chairman of the Kaduna Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Godwin Ochai, confirmed their release on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, expressing gratitude to everyone who supported the family during this difficult period.

The kidnapping occurred on June 30, 2024, as reported by human rights lawyer and CEO of the House of Justice, Gloria Ballason. The judge and her children were abducted by bandits, sparking widespread concern and efforts for their safe return.

“The abductors, reported to have been about 15, took their captives hostage and demanded a huge sum as ransom,” he explained.

“On Tuesday, July 2, 2024, the terrorists shot dead the 14-year-old first son of the judge when the ransom demanded could not be obtained.

The spokesperson of the State Police Command, Mansir Hassan, ASP, said operatives found Victor’s corpse at Ungwan Bayero, Duste village along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

Meanwhile, the family source said that the three siblings are unaware that the bandits killed their brother.s children after killing her 14-year-old son

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