Five remaining siblings of late Nabeeha Al-Kadriyah, on Saturday, finally regained freedom.
The six sisters were abducted alongside their father in the Zuma 1 area of Bwari Area Council on January 2, 2024.
Their father was later released to enable him source for ransom. But the failure of the family to meet their demand within a deadline issued by the kidnappers led to the killing of Nabeeha, the eldest of the six sisters.
After the young schoolgirl was killed by his abductors, the bandits raised the ransom from N60 million to N100 million with a threat to kill all the sisters.
The development generated wide outcry from concerned Nigerians who offered financial assistance to ensure the remaining sisters were not killed.
Police Public Relations Officer, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Josephine Adeh confirmed the release of the remaining five sisters on Sunday morning.
Although strong indications emerged that the N100m ransom was paid before their release, the PPRO said they were rescued by the FCT Anti-Kidnapping squad in a joint operation with troops of the Nigerian Army.
The police spokesperson said the sisters were rescued around Kajuru forest in Kaduna State on Saturday night.
Also confirming the development, an uncle to the girls, Kabiru Aminu, posted a video on his X handle @kabiru_aminu, showing the sisters and their relatives in jubilant mood.
He tweeted, “#Najeebahandhersisters are home right now, someone please wake me up!
“#Najeebahandhersisters. These girls are strong.”