Kidnappers kill victim after collecting N1.5m ransom

A 43-year-old nurse, Bridget Osawaru, who was abducted on December 10, has been found dead, ostensibly killed by her abductors.

Bridget was abducted at her residence along Sapele road in Benin, Edo State.

Her abductors had collected N1.5m three days after her kidnap, but refused to release her until she was found dead.

Bridget’s body was found near Okhuahie hill, in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State.

Police sources said injuries were found on her body which indicated that she might have been stabbed.

It was gathered that the police was working on the theory that she could have been assassinated.

A police source, who craved anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, said the case had been transferred to the homicide section at the state police headquarters.

The Edo State police spokesman, Moses Eguaveon, could not be reached for comments as of the time of filing this report.

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