Children are precious gift from God and having to sleep not knowing where are your kids it’s an unbearable pain that one can not bear.
It’s been two weeks now that the twin children of Sheik Taofeeq, the popular Oyo state Islamic cleric have been abducted.
Sheik Taofeeq announced the kidnap of his children on his Facebook page in the early hours of Sunday April 26, he stated that his children, a boy and a girl, were kidnapped at gunpoint at his Ojoo residence on Saturday night, April 25.
SP Fadeyi Olugbenga, the spokesperson of the state police command who confirmed the incident to online reporters, stated that efforts are being made by the state operatives to locate the abductors and rescue the children alive. It’s been a week now and still the twins haven’t returned back home.
Online reporters reached out to the children’s father, Taofeeq Akewugbagold after he disclosed that the abductors have contacted him and are demanding for £100, 000 ransom for their release.
”We have been contacted and we have been exchanging conversations with the abductors. We are begging them on a daily basis to reduce the ransom. They have asked for £100, 000 which is N55 million. Since then we have been begging them and I believe they will consider our plea.
The abductors speak good English meaning they are graduates. They were first harsh but later very friendly. It is very unfortunate. I am appealing to the government to wake up to their duty. If things continue like this, only God knows what will happen.” he stated
He also stated that the mother of the twins has been from one hospital to another, and he’s trying so hold to hold himself and act strong.
”We have been moving their mother from one hospital to the other since that day while for me, I am just trying to control myself because it is raising my BP. I put my hope in Almighty Allah.” he said
Furthermore, he explained that the abductors have been contacting him and send him the pictures of the twins looking sad.
”They sent their pictures to us and we studied it and saw it was not photoshopped. The children looked sad. One was crying while the second one’s eye was swollen. It is an experience I can never pray for my worse enemy. I need my children” he said.