‘This Was The Greatest Test Of My Life’- Najeeba Al-Kadriyar Recounts Ordeal After Regaining Freedom

Najeeba Al-Kadriyar

Najeeba Al-Kadriyar has recounted her ordeal hours after regaining freedom from her abductors

Nabeeha Al-KadriyarFive sisters of the Al-Kadriyar family, who were kidnapped by bandits in the Bwari area of Abuja, have regained their freedom, Nation reports.

Recall that one of the sisters, Nabeeha, was killed by her abductors while in captivity. Other siblings include: Najeeba Al-Kadriyar (500 level, Quantity Surveying); Nadheerah  Al-Kadriyar (300 level, Zoology) both students of ABU; Aneesah and Adeebah.

Nabeeha and her sisters were abducted alongside their father, Alhaji Mansoor Al-Kadriyar on Wednesday, January 3. Nabeeha has been laid to rest according to Islamic rites.

One of the sisters who was rescued, Najeeba posted on ‘X’, on Sunday after regaining freedom:

You know on Friday, we walked from 10am till the next 4am or even later. They wouldn’t let us rest, they wouldn’t let us drink water.  We only got to drink water around 10am yesterday morning. At a point, I almost gave up, I almost asked them to just kill me. 

“But then I was like I can’t leave my sisters here. I kept thinking, we’ve paid the ransom, why won’t they let us go? Then yesterday, I was like my Rabb, if we actually leave this place today, I will never doubt how great and amazing you are. I don’t think anyone understands how I feel right now.

“Allah really said “I’m always listening, my answers might not be the way you like it, but I’m always listening so be patient” I’m soooo in awe, I’m still in awe wallah. Subhannallah, Allah truly is the greatest. Allah’s blessings was there in every way. 

“I’m soo happy there wasn’t any molestation cos that was everyone’s greatest fear during the ordeal. Like, they were so against it. I don’t understand why but I counted it as a blessing from my Lord. Ya Dhul Jalal Wal Ikram, Shukran. Your blessings were immense. “Alhamdulilah. I’m immensely grateful for your prayers and support throughout this ordeal.

This was the greatest test of my life but wallah Allah’s mercy was bountiful as well as it was endless. Thank you all so much.

“I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that my uncle actually died that night. I just found out last night. I called and they said he was fine. Inalilahi waina ilaehi raji’un. Ya Allah grant him jannah and forgive his shortcomings. Inalilahi waina ilaehi raji’un.”

According to reports, Al-Kadriyar sisters and other kidnap victims were rescued from a forest in the neighbouring Kaduna State by a combined team of security operatives.

“Following the relentless advancement of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command Anti-Kidnapping squad in a concerted effort with troops of the Nigerian Army, on the heels of the kidnappers that struck the Zuma 1 area in the Bwari Area Council on the 2nd of January 2024, the FCT Police has rescued the victims and reunited them with their families.

“The operatives successfully rescued the victims around Kajuru forest in Kaduna state at about 11:30pm on Saturday 20th January 2024,” said the FCT Police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh.