Sen. Oluremi Tinubu CON, wife of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, has expressed her sorrow over the death of Nabeeha, one of the kidnapped Al-Kadriyar sisters, and urged the nation to pray for the safe return of the other girls.
“It is with a heavy heart that I acknowledge the devastating loss of Nabeeha and extend my deepest condolences to her grieving family,” she said in a statement on Tuesday.
Nabeeha, 14, was among the four sisters who were abducted by gunmen from their home in Kaduna on January 10. Her body was found on Monday near a forest, with signs of torture and gunshot wounds.
The First Lady said that the tragic incident was a reminder of the urgent need to address the issue of kidnappings and insecurity in the country.
“In difficult moments like this, I urge the nation to join in fervent prayers for the safe return of these girls. Let us hold the families close to our hearts in prayers. I implore our security agencies to intensify their efforts in addressing the pressing matter of kidnappings and insecurity in our nation. The safety and swift return of the Al-Kadriyar sisters and others in captivity should be our paramount concern,” she said.
She also appealed to the parents, especially mothers, to pray for their children and for peace in Nigeria.
“To the parents, especially mothers, I appeal for intensified prayers for our children and for peace to prevail in our beloved country. May the Almighty God comfort the Al-Kadriyar family for their loss and may God bring the other children back home safely. God Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” she said.