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Kill me, but spare the life of my father – 17 years old abducted kaduna victim says before he died

Onyia favor miracle, M, 17, alongside three other people have been killed by gunmen while 21 others were released after the payment of 2 million naira ransom and three bajaj motorcycles.

He and the released victims were among the 362 passengers ( figure from NRC) in the Abuja-Kaduna train that was ambushed by gunmen on the 28th of March and have since been in terrorist captivity.

Onyia was abducted with his father who is a redeem pastor, his mother, and two siblings.

Celine Chizoba, a family member of the deceased, while recounting the ordeal said that Onyia had pleaded with the terrorist to kill him and spare the life of his father so he could take care of his siblings.

Others who were released were as a result of the community members who donated money and motorcycles as requested by the gunmen

Onyia has been laid to rest on Wednesday, May 4


The issue of terrorism and banditry has been a serious menace that calls for prompt attention. It is so sad that the nation has lost a young man of value in this cruel and unusual way

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