Enugu Pregnant Woman Gives Birth in Kidnappers’ Den

The incident, which was said to have happened last Monday, saw the woman giving birth to a bouncing baby boy in the forest.

One Chinwendu Igwe of Enugu State has taken up residence in the kidnappers’ den at Egede, Udi local government area.

At the kidnappers’ encampment in the forest, Chinwendu, who was kidnapped last Monday while en route to the hospital for childbirth, gave birth to a boy.

She was said be in the company of her two other little children aged between two and four years when the incident happened.

She has since regained her freedom from the kidnappers after a ransom was paid by her husband.

The lady’s husband, Mr. Ekene Igwe, confirmed the development to newsmen.

According to him, a ransom of N1.6 million was paid to secure the release of his wife and the newborn from the forest in Egede where the kidnappers asked him to deposit the ransom.

Igwe said that it was a kind motorcyclist who rescued his two kids abandoned on the road by the kidnappers.

“I paid a ransom of N1.6 million before I could get my wife and the new born baby,” he said.

Igwe who hails from Attakwu Akegbe Ugwu Awkunanaw said he was grateful to God for getting them back

Chinwendu’s ordeal, it is essential that she and her newborn child receive the necessary support and care to recover from the trauma of their experience. Medical attention, psychosocial support, and assistance to reintegrate into their community are vital components of their rehabilitation process.

Furthermore, efforts must be redoubled to apprehend the perpetrators of such heinous crimes and bring them to justice. Accountability is essential not only to deliver justice to the victims but also to deter future acts of violence and ensure that perpetrators are held accountable for their actions.



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