Abductors release nursing mother after nine weeks of captivity

After nine weeks of abduction, a nursing mother identified as Mrs Roselyn Okokingho, finally regained her freedom from the hands of her abductors gunmen in Town Brass in Brass local Government Area of Bayelsa.

This was confirmed by the husband of the victim, Mr Pius Okokingho, he told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that his wife, who regained freedom on Tuesday.

He said that her abductors dropped her off at a lonely place along the Brass river waterways from where she was rescued by sympathisers.

He said that the joy of the new baby who was reunited with the lactating mother whose abduction denied the baby of breast milk, knew no bounds when his wife returned home.

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According to him, the incident had compelled the family to resort to infant formular rather than the exclusive breast milk that the baby was used to.

Although he declined to disclose if ransom was paid, he, however, said that the kidnappers had established telephone contact with him and demanded for N10 million ransom, but his offer of N100, 000 was turned down.

“I can confirm that my wife is back and I thank God that she is in good health, I am also grateful to sympathisers that came to her rescue and those who stood by me during the traumatic two weeks.

“I also applaud the media for the selfless advocacy for the freedom of my wife.

“I am sure they were under intense pressure as the kidnappers said that the incident was enjoying media spotlight, an indication that I had money, but I told them it was public service,” he said.


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