A 20-year-old pharmacology student of the Bauchi State University with the name, Patience Emmanuel, has been kidnapped by suspected cultists.
The incident took place on Wednesday 24th June in Bauchi State.
According to the father of the victim, Mr. Emmanuel Kushi, his daughter whom he described as a good girl, lives with his younger brother.
Mr Emmanuel said that Patience left his younger brother’s house in Rafin Zurfi on Wednesday 24th June, to collect something from his house, but never arrived.
“On Wednesday, June 24, around 2pm, she left my younger brother’s house in Rafin Zurfi and told him she was coming to my house at Kafin Tafawa, which is a distance of about four kilometers, to pick something and he gave her permission to come.
By evening my younger brother’s wife kept calling her mobile to know if she had arrived but there was no response. They thought she was already in my house working.
Later on, they tried again but the number was switched off. The next day (Thursday) around 1pm, my younger brother’s wife called me and asked why I delayed Patience and didn’t let her come back. She asked if there was any problem.
I told her that I didn’t see Patience because she had not come to my house. She expressed shock about what I told her and said she would call her friend to confirm.”Kushi said
Speaking further, Mr. Emmanuel said that he sent a text message to his daughter’s phone and the reply he got left him in shock.
“Do you think you will ever see her again? Fool.” the reply read.
Mr Kushi said that he got another reply when he returned from his farm, which reads:
“Father, your daughter is with us (BLACK AXE CONFRETANITY). We don’t need your money what we need is her virginity. Don’t bother looking for her.”
The distressed father said that he was still trying to comprehend the situation when the abductors sent another text message with his daughter’s phone saying that she is dead.
”At exactly 10.25am, they sent me another text message and said ‘she is dead’. We’ve been trying to call her but her number has been switched off. One thing I know is that my daughter is not dead. I believe she will return alive.” Mr Emmanuel said.
Mr Emmanuel added that he and his family have now resorted to prayers, as they are believing God that she will return home soon in good health.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Ahmed Wakil, who confirmed the incident, said that the police are currently investigating the incident.