Coming into the premises of Fatima Zulumki’s residence in Lafia, one may simply learn the temper of her youthful sister, Margarete Ataan and different relations. They have been unhappy and it was, subsequently, troublesome to get her (Ataan) to speak to Every day Solar, although she later consented.
As she sat dejectedly on the eating chair within the sitting room, tears rolled uncontrollably down her face earlier than she may utter any phrases. She sat again on the chair, cleared her throat earlier than narrating the misfortune that had befallen her household.
“Zulumki misplaced her husband three years in the past. He died in a ghastly motor accident whereas getting back from Kano on a enterprise journey. Collectively together with her two youngsters, they continued the battle of life in his absence. Apparently, she refused all enteritis to contract a brand new marriage, noting that it was too early to remarry.
“June 2, 2019 was a traditional day for my sister, Zulumki Fatima. A enterprise girl, she began the day with none inkling or worry that hazard of any type awaited her and went to oversee a mission in Nasarawa Council Space of the state.
“Earlier than her departure, she fortunately performed with and wished her kids effectively. She even promised to be again at midday. Her penchant for laborious work and effectivity nevertheless made her maintain late nights whereas on the location. This was to make sure that issues are achieved the way in which they need to be.
“When she left the location, she was glad that the day had gone on effectively. Driving out of the location at about 7:30pm, she was in excessive spirits. She drove slowly and steadily which her attribute ease, till the second she was intercepted by some individuals who drove ferociously and blocked her method. They ordered her out of her automotive at gun level and zoomed off together with her. That was the start of her bother.
“Later her captors established contact with the household and demanded for N20 million ransom. However after a collection of negotiations, they settled for N10 million. They wasted her life in a location within the bush earlier than the supply of the ransom might be organized and so they directed our relations to the scene the place the homicide was executed. That they had tortured her to loss of life, we presumed.
“Earlier than she misplaced her husband three years in the past, she labored with him within the enterprise of promoting garments and later, expanded it by establishing a block trade. I’m not conscious if she had issues with anyone. She left the home with a promise to return again and that was the tip. She was kidnapped and murdered in her chilly blood.
“The abductors weren’t affected person to attend for us to supply the cash. After we lastly acquired the cash, they directed us to a spot to drop it and just for us to get there and meet the useless physique of my elder sister. The loss of life of my sister is a large loss to her two youngsters who’re nonetheless at school. The youngsters will now develop up and not using a mom and a father.
“However every part put collectively, we’re leaving every part within the arms of Almighty God. We’re very certain that God is aware of all of the killers. He know the faces of those that dedicated the crime, their names, the place they’re, what they’ve achieved,” Ataan stated.
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