Former Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has revealed that one of his friends has offered to pay a N50 million ransom being demanded by bandits who abducted Alhaji Mansoor Al-Kadriyar’s six children.
The kidnappers have threatened to kill the remaining five sisters after murdering Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar on Friday.
She was killed on Friday by her abductors and was laid to rest according to Islamic rites on Saturday.
Nabeeha was a 400-level student of Biological Science at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Others abducted include Najeebah (500 level, Quantity Surveying) and Nadheerah (300 level, Zoology).
Posting on X, the former minister wrote: “Alhamdu lil Laah! I am personally not in support of paying ransom to criminals. However, since it became clear that we lost our daughter Nabeeha yesterday and the five remaining daughters have been threatened, I spoke with the father on the matter yesterday and today, I spoke with a friend and a brother who offered to pay the remaining 50 million Naira of the 60 million immediately.
“I conveyed the account number of the father of our daughters, Mansoor Al-Kadriyar, to the friend and brother to send the money directly. Any additional amount generated yesterday, the father can use to treat the daughters and other family members, in sha Allah.
“May the Almighty Allah reward the brother and friend with Jannatul Firdaus for the donation.”