A pregnant woman, Mrs. Naja’atu Abdullahi Umar, has been found dead three days after she was allegedly kidnapped in Tsafe Local Government area in Zamfara State.
The deceased was declared missing by her husband, Yahaya Maimagani on Thursday, September 7, 2023, after she left home to go and braid her hair in Tsafe town.
A family source who confirmed the incident to the Nigerian Tribune said her body was found dumped in a farm near the College of Health Science and Technology in Tsafe on Sunday, September 10.
“It was finally believed that she might have been kidnapped because, on that day, kidnappers stormed their area located on the outskirts of the town behind the College of Health Technology, Tsafe. Her husband and relatives then resolved to wait for a call from her abductors but no one was contacted as of early morning of today,” the source said.
“Suddenly this afternoon, a woman passing by around the area sensed an irritating smell. When she checked, she discovered a dead human body! She quickly ran and alerted the people around the area,”
“Finally it was discovered a dead body of Naja’atu with many cuts and injuries around her body. Unfortunately, she was pregnant because she got married few months ago,” the source lamented.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Yazid Abubakar, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation is ongoing.