Kidnapping: I thought I was going to die, pregnant woman narrates ordeal

A nursing mother, Mrs Lovina Chinwendu Igwe, who was kidnapped on her way to the hospital to deliver has said she thought she was going to die.

She said all the while she was in the kidnappers’ den, she was praying that if they must kill her, they should at least spare her baby.

Mrs Igwe, who gave birth in the bush with her captors, said she never knew they would spare her life since the suspected Fulani herders were demanding N10 million ransom which they later reduced to N1.6 million which her husband paid to secure her freedom.

“I thank God that I am alive and my baby boy. While I was in the kidnappers’ den, I thought I was going to die. They were demanding N10 million ransom, and threatened to kill me if the ransom was not paid.

“All the while, for three days that they held me in the bush, I kept praying that if they must kill me, they should at least spare my baby.

“My anxiety heightened when they threatened to kill my baby first before my face before they will kill me.

“I thank God that I am alive to tell the story,” she said and thanked Gov. Peter Mbah immensely for footing her medical bills at the hospital where she was taken care of.

She also thanked the timely intervention of the Commissioner of Police, Uzuegbu whose men went after the kidnappers and caught two of them.

“I don’t know how to thank God. Peter Mbah who took me to the hospital and later paid our hospital bill and my child and I am now safe and sound. I also thank the Commissioner of Police who sent his men after the fleeing kidnappers.”