Gunmen invade residence of newly wedded couple, kidnap Bride

Gunmen invade residence of newly wedded couple, kidnap Bride

Gunmen have abducted a newly wedded woman in Ilorin, Kwara state capital last Wednesday.

The gunmen were said to have invaded the home of a new couple at Oniyangi area on Emir’s road, Ilorin in Ilorin West local government area of Kwara state and kidnapped the wife, Rukkayat Musa.

It was gathered when the gunmen gained entrance to the rented apartment of the couple around Alaya’s Compound, the husband simply identified as Mr Musa managed to escape through the backyard of the building but the wife was not lucky.

It was gathered that the kidnappers had got in contact with the family and demanded a ransom of N50 million before the release of the woman.

A relative of the wife, who does not want his name in print, said that Rukkayat, who hails from Gbodofu compound in the area, was living in a rented apartment at the adjacent compound after their marriage about three months ago.

“Rukkayat is from Gbodofu compound but she lived in a rented apartment with her husband after their marriage on Emir’s road where they were attacked on Wednesday night.

“The husband managed to escape being kidnapped but the wife was taken away by the kidnappers. The kidnappers got in contact with the family and demanded for payment of N50million which they said should be paid before the weekend.

“The family has no such money and that is why we are appealing to philanthropists and members of the public to please assist us so that the kidnappers will not kill our daughter,” he said.

A fund-raising leaflet by the family reads: “Ass’salamualaykum warahmatullah wabarakatu.
Ruqayyat Musa Gbodofu;

“The picture of the girl shown below (Ruqayyat Musa Gbodofu) was kidnapped yesterday June 21, 2023 at the resident of her parents.

“The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of FIFTY MILLION NAIRA (N50, 000, 000) with a threat to kill the girl if the demand is not met before weekend.

“We solicit for your assistance for any amount. The Almighty Allah will not let your children enter the trap of the kidnappers.

“Please you can forward your assistance to the Bank Account below;
Account details: Here’s my account details : 0117995153, Ibrahim Musa Al-gbodofy,

The relative said that the incident was reported to the Police at Oja Oba station, Ilorin on Thursday.

Kwara Police spokesman SP Okasanmi Ajayi said that he was not aware of the abduction.

He said: “I have not heard of the incident, may be the case was not reported in any of the Police station around.”

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