Motunrayo Rafiu, a graduate of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, who regained her freedom last Sunday after her family paid the ransom of N1 million, she narrated her ordeal after six days in the den of the kidnapper.
She explained that her abductors were Fulani herdsmen who disguised in army uniform.
She was abducted on February 4, 2020, by suspected kidnappers in the Kabba area of Kogi State, while she was on her way to resume at the Abuja campus of the Nigerian Law School.
It was gathered that when motunrayo could not be reached on her telephone, she was declared missing by her friends, who posted her pictures on social media.
Narrating her ordeal in the den of her abductors, the 22-year-old noted that she and other victims were made to walk barefooted in what she described as a wilderness.
She said,“Eight people were abducted and we were made to trek into the wilderness. We trekked and climbed rocks barefooted we were treated like cows. If you dared to walk behind them, they would flog you as if they were dealing with cows.
“On getting to their base, some of their workers that also rear cows came to greet them and they started dishing out instructions to the workers. I was made to cook food for the rest of the passengers; we were given rice and palm oil to eat.
“I urinated only three times for the whole six days because we had to take permission before we could do anything. While I was there, I believed that I would come out alive; I encouraged the other victims.”
On the ransom, Rafiu said:“When they demanded N5m from my family, I told them the situation of things at home and where my mother works so the ransom was reduced to N1m, while others paid N2m and above, depending on their status.