Kidnappers demand Millions for Somali girl abducted in Nairobi; second girl missing1 min read
Kidnappers of a 23-year-old Somali girl abducted in California’s Estate neighborhood of Nairobi has demanded a ransom of five million Kenyan shillings ($ 46,000) for her release, Kenyan media reported.
Hafsa Mohamed Luqman went missing on Tuesday (June 15th) from her shoe store she owned at the Kamukunj shopping center in Eastleigh, Nairobi.
“The kidnappers last sent us a text message on Wednesday the 16th of this month, saying they wanted a ransom,” Hafsa’s brother-in-law, Omar Ibrahim, told Kenya’s Standard media.
“We are very concerned that they could be harmed,” he said.
Footage from hidden cameras at Hafsa’s store showed her entering the store at 4:44 pm on Tuesday, along with another girl named Hafsa Abdulwahab.
The two girls had embarked to Kayole, for unknown reasons. It has now emerged that Hafsa Abdulwahab, who sells home-made drinks in Kayole, is also missing.
On Wednesday afternoon, the kidnappers released a 35-second video showing Hafsa Mohamed Luqman blindfolded, with arms and legs tied, suggesting that she had been tortured.
Hafsa was heard saying to her family, “I have been kidnapped and they are demanding a ransom. Please give it to them.”
Hafsa Mohamed Luqman’s family is now demanding immediate intervention.
Hafsa Abdulwahab’s family also asked the police to help find their daughter.
MTVSomali.com will keep you up-to-date with any further developments in this case.
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