Kaduna Abduction: Father Of Female Student Dies From Heart Attack

A photo combination of late Ibrahim Shamaki and his daughter, Fatima.
A photo combination of late Ibrahim Shamaki and his daughter, Fatima. Photo: ChannelsTV.

Father of one of the 39 abducted university students in Kaduna State, Ibrahim Shamaki, has reportedly passed away.

Ibrahim was the father of Fatima Shamaki, one of the girls with hijab seen in the video that was released by bandits who invaded the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in the Afaka area of the state on March 12.

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According to ChannelsTV, family sources stated that late Shamaki died of a heart attack after he fell ill shortly following the news of his daughter’s abduction.

He died on Friday evening while his relatives were about to take him to a hospital for further medical treatment.

The news of Ibrahim’s death broke hours after the state government met with representatives of the grieving parents of the missing students at the Government House in the state capital.

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After they were abducted on March 12, the military said it promptly responded to the attack as troops of Quick Response Force of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army mobilised to prevent the bandits from kidnapping the staff and students of the school.

As soon as the security operatives arrived in the school, they were said to have engaged the assailants in a gunfight.

This, according to the military, led to the rescue of 180 people, comprising 132 male students, 40 female students, and eight civilian staff.

The rescued students and staff were later evacuated to a safe place while those who were injured were taken to a military facility for medical attention.

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Despite the swift response of the soldiers, the bandits kidnapped 39 people, including 23 female and 16 male students.

A day after the incident, the bandits released a video in which the abducted students were seen being beaten as they pleaded with the government to rescue them.

While the parents of the missing students called for their release, the state government has ruled out the option of negotiating with bandits.

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