Presidential candidate Peter Obi has expressed strong condemnation over the tragic demise of Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, one of the sisters abducted and killed by assailants in Abuja. In a statement shared on his official social media account, the former Anambra State Governor lamented the incident as a stark illustration of the prevailing insecurity in Nigeria and the apparent vulnerability of its citizens.
Obi’s post on Sunday highlighted the distressing circumstances surrounding the abduction of Nabeeha, a student at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, along with her father and siblings in Abuja. The post underscored the broader issue of insecurity affecting the nation and the perceived helplessness of Nigerians in the face of such threats.
“The reported tragic killing of Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar not only shows how insecurity currently ravages the nation but also shows how helpless Nigerians have become in the face of these dangers,” wrote Obi, urging leaders to be more conscientious about their duty to protect every Nigerian citizen.
Expressing empathy for the affected family, Obi stressed the need for collective responsibility in addressing the escalating challenges of kidnappings, killings, armed robberies, and violent attacks. He drew attention to the unsettling fact that such incidents are now occurring in Abuja, the nation’s capital, signaling heightened insecurity across the country.
“I am very concerned about how insecurity has continued to ravage every part of our dear nation,” remarked Obi, urging the government and security agencies to intensify efforts in rescuing the remaining captive family members and ensuring the safety of all citizens.
The abduction of the six girls in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory took place on January 3, with Nabeehah reportedly losing her life due to the failure to meet a ransom deadline set at N60 million. Obi’s statement concluded with a plea for increased efforts to secure the release of the remaining sisters and a call for comprehensive measures to enhance national security.