Kidnappers Cut Off Retired Nigerian Army Major & Wife’ Fingers After Delayed Ransom

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December 15, 2013 – Kidnappers Cut Off Retired Nigerian Army Major & Wife’ Fingers After Delayed Ransom

The woman pictured left above has lost all her fingers. She is the wife of a former Nigerian Army Major who was kidnapped alongside her husband, Azum Asoya last week.

Azum Asoya, a retired army major and his 55-year-old wife, Elizabeth, whose fingers were sent in a parcel to their family members were Sunday freed by kidnappers after 17 days of their abduction.

The fingers were last week delivered to the family at Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Council of Delta State and have since been handed over to the police in Asaba.

They were abducted on 30 November by unknown gunmen who apparently laid ambush on them, when they were about entering their Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), on their way from a burial ceremony.

The couple was allegedly dropped at Otulu, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, from where they were eventually helped to get to their family house in Okpanam.

A family source who begged not to be named, disclosed that the retired major and his wife were beaten by rain several times while in captivity, and that the sores on their fingers were treated with urine, by their kidnappers.

The source further confirmed that the couple are presently recuperating at an undisclosed hospital where they are being treated for blood pressure and their chopped off fingers,

It was gathered that a close associate of the family assisted to raise part of the N5 million ransom paid to facilitate their release when they discovered that police men were helpless in the rescue mission especially when there was serious threat from the kidnappers to eliminate them after cutting the fingers.

the kidnappers had during the week, sent a message along with two fingers of the couple, threatening to go further, should the family members delay to pay N9 million ransom negotiated.

The abductors had initially demanded N30 million to free their victims but later reduced it to N9 million, while the family bargained for N3 million until someone raised additional N2 million for them, bringing the ransom paid to N5 million.

However, the Delta state police command PRO, Mr. Lucky Uyabeme, said the couple was released unconditionally because the kidnappers could not cope with the hot trail by his men.

This is terrible. May God deliver us from these evil beasts in human skin.

[Report By NAN]

6 thoughts on “Kidnappers Cut Off Retired Nigerian Army Major & Wife’ Fingers After Delayed Ransom

  1. What exactly should be the done to these kidnappers when they are caught…. baba God…you remain on the thrown…oo….Na your judgement sure pass on this case….

  2. This is brutal what did this couple do to deserve this ill treatment
    All Kidnappers must get life sentence in Nigeria

  3. Wat a bita story 2 greet my beautiful morning. U c? Dis is y Gov. Oshiomole ordered dat kidnappers & ritualists shld b gvn d capital punishment (killed) if caught, bt sm pple were raising dust of protest 2 dat order.

    Just imagine dis kind of hrtless cruel n wicked treatment eh? For 17 good days! of painful torture dat d couples were held captive in dia own fada‘s land! Within which they turned dem in2 wat d hausa pple called “ kwuturu“ a person w/t any finger or toe caused by leprosy or accident.

    Only God knew wat they might hv bin feedn dem for 17days wt since dia sores was bin treated wt urine, just imagine dat.

    I tink d best treatment 4 dis set of beast in human skin if caught is, slow death. Cut each of dia fingers n toes evry 2 days interval yll starving dem or beta still, feed dem wt oda pple‘s urine n feaces.
    Dnt kill dem on tym so as 2 allow d devil, dia master prepare dia place 4 dem in Hell.

  4. all kidnappers should be kill once the get them finish no jail waiting of time and place for wicked human, immedately kidnapping will be things of part.

  5. If this kidnapping of a thing is a body that was map out to better Nigeria am sure it could have died long ago,what am trying to say is that no good deeds last in Nigeria,BUT EVIL grows tap root with millions of branches to last forever.if the end results for the kidnappers is not extreme,soon students will start doing it at secondary school level.when i sit back and look at Nigeria i feel as if am watching a horror movie from politics to the poor masses,Then when we visit granny at the village we were warn not to wander off too far from the house placing fear in our heart,This days adult are the one that bears such fear in mind about them been kidnapped,Are we ever gonna be free from such crimes ever again.I need answers please,who have the answer and hope please tell red,Am afraid for the future of ma Nigeria and her children in the next 10years.we need God’s intervention and very soon.may the pain and anxiety this couple went thorough make it possible for you and the likes of you be fished out.you guys will never know peace for the rest of your life.may you never close your eyes at night and sleep.

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