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Why I Prayed For Our Abductors To Release Us Fast Or kill Us Fast — Kebbi Abducted NYSC Member

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The Kebbi Abducted NYSC Member 29 years old Jennifer Iorliam was one of the two corps members and four others kidnapped by bandits on October 19, 2021 at Tsafe village in Zamfara state while on her way to Kebbi state for her NYSC. In this interview she recounts how it happened, her ordeal while in the kidnappers’ den. She paints a picture of how they were whisked into the forest and where they were camped. She also discloses that a community exists in the state where everyone is into kidnapping as a business.

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How did you fall into the hands of bandits in Zamfara state?

On October 19, 2021 we were on our way to the NYSC camp where we were posted. I was posted to Kebbi state.

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So we left Makurdi very early that morning and at about 6pm we got to Tsafe community in Zamfara state, that was where we were kidnapped.

When our vehicle, a Benue Links bus got to the community we saw some persons in military camouflage. I thought they were soldiers until they started shooting and asking us to come down from the vehicle.

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When we got down from the bus, they pushed us into the bush. Some of us thought that they were out to rob us and then allow us to go.

But while in the bush they asked us to lie down. We obeyed. And after a while they asked us to get up and they started dragging us further into the bush. A very thick forest.

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When we got far inside the bush they brought some motorbikes to pick us. They took us very far into the bush.

We travelled up to a point where we got to a stream. At that point we were asked to disembarked from the motorbikes. We thought they were about to kill us and dump our remains inside the stream.

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How many were you?

When they kidnapped us we were eight but two escaped and we were remaining six.

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At what time did you get to the stream?

I couldn’t know the time but it was already dark because the trip was a long one. When we got down from the bike we were asked to cross the stream by foot.

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They held our hands and dragged us across. When we got to the other side of the stream, they brought their motorbikes and we continued the very long ride until we got to their destination.

The place was like a hill; we also saw some other victims who were also kidnapped by this gang of bandits.

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How many were the people you saw?

They were many but they were more of Hausa people. They had their children and babies, and some were little children.

It was in the night and they were covered and sleeping. They asked us to disembark from the motorbike, we got down and sat with the other victims. Some of the kidnappers left and some others stayed with us and kept guard till day break.

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Did they give you food?

They did not give us food that night but the following day they gave us bread which was what they fed us with throughout our stay. They gave us Noddle once. Some of us refused to eat till the next day when they came back.

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At that point they pointed guns at us that they would kill us if we refused to eat the bread they gave us. So after two days they brought us to a place where they looked for mobile phone network to call our people and inform them that we have been kidnapped.

The place they took us to in search of network signal was very far from where they kept us. They said we should tell our people to bring money to secure our release or they would marry us out or kill us. We appealed to them not to harm us, assuring them that our people would reach them.

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That day we slept where they took us to in search of network and the following day they took us back to where they camped us which was in the open.

They gave our people till the next Monday to pay the ransom. On that day we went back to the area where they could reach our people in order to call them to get the money across to them to ensure our release.

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So when we called home our people started bargaining with them. They insisted that the ransom would cover everyone they kidnapped from the bus before we would be released.

On that Monday we couldn’t get what they wanted, our parent could not afford what they were asking for. So we had to sleep at the area where we went in search of telephone network. And on Tuesday I cannot tell how the money was gotten and taken to them right inside where they were hiding.

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How many days did you spend with them.

We spent seven or eight days with them. They took us on Tuesday October 18 and released us the following Tuesday.

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How was the ransom dropped, was it in cash?

The money was cash. When they knew that the money was being brought, they took us to another hill and were showing us the road, though it was very far.

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So when they got information that the money near, they directed that two people should bring the money and describe what they were wearing. They, at that point, dropped us at another point.

They did not take us to were they were going to pick the money. Some kept guard while some went to collect the money. After collecting the money and confirming that it was what they asked for, some of them returned to where they kept us and asked that we should be brought and handed over to our parents.

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Did they manhandle you people while you were with them?

Yes, they did; especially when our people said they couldn’t afford the money they were asking for the six of us. They then started mistreating us.

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They beat you up?

Yes, but some of us were lucky, they didn’t touch us. But the guys among us suffered a lot.

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How many were they?

They were three, but the two that were with us were the ones that were beaten. Three males and three females were kidnapped from our bus.

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There was one Hausa man who was kidnapped with us in our bus. He acted as the interpreter between us and them but he was the most tortured because his people couldn’t pay his ransom. And our abductors were all speaking Hausa and some of them looked like Fulani people.

After your return, do you feel traumatized?

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Since returning home, I haven’t been able to sleep well. The trauma is simply out of this world for me right now. Sometimes, I would not even sleep at all.

Was there anytime that you felt you might not make it back home?

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While, at the kidnappers’ den, at a point, I felt maybe that was the end for me especially the day I had fever while in their den.

You know, we were kept in the open and it rained that particular day and there was so much cold, so I had fever and I thought I was going to die. I told God that even if I was paying for the sins of others, I think I have paid enough.

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So, I begged God that if He was going to do something, He should please, make it fast. Or if our abductors were going to kill us they should make it fast rather than leave us to suffer like that.

You slept in the open?

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Yes, the place we were taken to was deep inside the bush and there were no houses close to that area at all. The place is surrounded by hills.

It was when they were taking us to where to look for network that we would pass some houses and you could see a gathering of people too. You see shops and people playing draught game as we passed by but nobody could question our abductors.

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The people will even greet our kidnappers and they respect them a lot. They are not the only kidnap group in that community because when we were going to look for network, we saw some other people in military uniforms with guns moving freely in that community.

Initially, I thought they were real soldiers and that they had come to rescue us but I was shocked when they greeted each other warmly and went their separate ways. I think it’s a community of bandits because the group that kidnapped us were different.

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When we were going to look for network, there were other groups that were bringing some persons that they kidnapped too.

So, I’m thinking that is what that whole community does and there’s nobody to challenge them. It’s just a community of bandits, of kidnappers.

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We saw a trending picture on social media of you and the bandits who were armed, was it really you and the bandits?

Yes it was us.

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So who took the pictures and posted it on social media?

I think someone posted it because the pictures were taken from one of our phones.

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They allowed you people to snap them?

Yes, when they heard that the money they asked for was coming, they became so happy and asked that their pictures should be taken and posted on social media.

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And that we should go and tell the world that these are the people that kidnapped us. They are very proud of what they do.

How much was paid as ransom for your release?

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I wouldn’t know because I wasn’t there. But it ran into millions.

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Was there anyone among them that was compassionate at all?

Yes, their was one among them. The man wanted to accept the initial offer our people made to them but when others realized that he was being soft, they collected the phone from him and started shouting on the phone.

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From that point if our parents called, the man would not pick but asked the others to answer the call.

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Are you going back to Kebbi for your NYSC?

No! I have been redeployed to Benue State by NYSC.

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What role did the NYSC play in all of this?

NYSC played the role of redeploying us to Benue State and nothing more to my knowledge. My batch is still at the orientation camp but I’m home right now because I need time to heal from the trauma I went through.

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If you’re asked to go up north again, will you ever go there?

No! I won’t; I can go to neighbouring Nasarawa state but up north, I will never.

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What if your husband is coming from that part of the country?

My husband cannot come from there.

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Any words of appreciation?

I want to thank the Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State who contributed a lot to ensure our release.

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Also, my thanks go to the parents of all of us that were kidnapped who also gathered something to ensure that we were released.

I also commend the two ransom-bearers that risked their lives to come into the bush to deliver the ransom to the kidnappers. In fact, one of the two ransom bearers had no reason to risk his life for us because his brother was one of the two who had already escaped while we were being taken away.

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He knew that his brother had already escaped that very night that we were kidnapped yet he risked his life to ensure our release. Most especially, I thank God for sparing our lives because it wasn’t all about the money.

In some cases, people were kidnapped, ransom were paid, yet they were not set free by their abductors. But in our own case, we were set free and I know God did it for us. Some of the victims that we met there were still being held hostage when we left. We met them there and we still left them there.

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At this point I would also want to advice the federal government that there is need to tighten security across the country because if we could be abducted at about 6pm when it was not yet dark, then what will happen to people who travel at night?

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NYSC 2023 Batch A Timetable: NYSC 2023 Batch A Updates and News: In this article, I’m going to work you through some certain and important updates you need to know about 2023 NYSC.

We are all known that NYSC 2023 is all about PCM and all leftover PCM from the previous batches waiting for new and fresh registration.

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NYSC 2023 Batch A Updates and News and everything you need to know. We have been receiving a lot of messages and dm(s) concerning the latest update, kindly pay attention to the following areas below.

Before NYSC camp commences you should know that there are some steps or procedures that need to be taken earlier such as NYSC Time Table, Mobilization, Senate List, Registration, and Call up letter.

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Every year NYSC management releases a calendar that guides every PCM on how the batches and streams are being scheduled for the year.

Although NYSC batches are been divided into batches, batch A, B, and C with 2 streams each. Batch A comes by February-May, Batch B June- August while Batch C November – December.

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Next, you need to know on NYSC 2023 Batch Updates and News is the mobilization process. This mobilization process is also known as internal mobilization. The internal mobilization is the process of cumulating and arrangements of graduate and qualified students for NYSC before sending their details to NYSC headquarters.


Another thing is the Senate list, Senate list is a list comprised of all qualified students sent from various institutions to NYSC headquarters after they are done with their internal mobilization. Before PCM can start seeing names on the senate list, it’s must be confirmed that their institutions have uploaded their names on NYSC portal after NYSC has opened the portal for names uploading.

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I will like to clear the issue of some pcm that have already seen their names on nysc senate list before, if your name is already on senate list before now you don’t have to worry yourself all you have to do is wait for fresh registration to starts and proceed to register.

NYSC 2023 Batch A Timetable: Timetable for Online Registration and Orientation Camp Date

Batch A 2023 Timetable: 2023 NYSC Batch A New Approved Official Mobilization TimeTable (Time-Table, Time Table), Online Registration Date and Orientation Camp Date – NYSC Timetable for Batch A Stream 1 and 2 2023, Date for 2023 Online Registration, Registration Closing Date, Date for Orientation Camp for NYSC Batch A 2022, How to see where you were posted, Registration Procedures and Requirements for both Foreign and Locally Trained Nigerian Graduates or Students, Complete or Full Official NYSC Batch A 2023 Time Table.

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NYSC Batch A 2023 New Updated Mobilization Timetable for Stream I & II

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12021 Batch ‘A’ Post Mobilisation Workshop.20th – 23rd January 2023
22020 Batch ‘B’ Pre-Mobilisation Workshop.1st – 5th February 2023
3Uploading of Senate/Academic Board Approved Results for Full/Part-Time Graduates and Revalidation Lists by CPIs13th- 20th January 2023
4Submission of Senate/Academic Board Approved Results for Full/Part-Time Graduates and Revalidation Lists by CPIs10th – 24th January 2023
5Online Registration by Foreign and locally Trained Nigerian Graduates for Stream I24th February – 10th March 2023
6Online Registration by Foreign and locally Trained Nigerian Graduates for Steam II19th April – 8th May 2023
7Pre-Camp Physical Verification of Credentials of Foreign Trained GraduatesTo be announced
8Entertainment of complaints from Prospective Corps Members by the state Deployment and Relocation officers and NYSC Help Lines/Desks officers.14th – 29th February 2023
9Action by ICT Department2nd – 6th March 2023
10Notification and Printing of Call-up Letters by PCMs11th – 15th March 2023
11Online Printing of Deployment Disposition by Corps Producing Institutions/Delivery of manual Call-up letters to Institutions21st – 28th February 2023
12Commencement of 2023 Batch “A” Orientation Course15th – 28th March 2023

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NYSC Batch A Stream I and NYSC Batch A Stream II 2023 Update

There will be NYSC Batch A Stream I and Stream II Registration. Some schools are undergoing mobilization to enable their students see their names on NYSC Senate List.

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What are NYSC Batch A 2023 going to do during Online Registration

All PCMs whose names are on NYSC Senate List are expected to register for their NYSC via the registration portal. You are required to have an active Email address to enable you activate your registration processes.

NYSC Batch A 2023 Mobilization in all Schools list

Mobilization is still ongoing in all tertiary schools, so if you are yet to be mobilized, kindly visit your institution and do your mobilization to enable your name appear on the NYSC Senate List

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Things you must put in place before you register for NYSC Batch A 2023

The following things must be in place before you start your online registration:

What will I do if my name is not on the Senate List

Your name not being on the Senate List could be as a result of your name being on error list due to one reason or the other. You can report back to your school or institution to fix it back before registration closes.

Also, your name will not be on the Senate List, if your documents have been uploaded to NYSC Dashboard. All you have to do is to report back to your school to enable them forward and submit hard copies of your credentials.

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I registered last year 2022 but could not go for service due to one reason or the other, what should I do

All you have to do is REVALIDATION. As soon as the Online Registration for 2023 Batch A commences, kindly revalidate.

How to Register NYSC Batch A 2023 Online Registration

All Prospective NYSC candidates whose names appear on the NYSC 2022 Approved Senate List can register using the link below:

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NYSC 2022 Batch C Updates and News: In this article, I’m going to work you through some certain and important updates you need to know about 2022 NYSC.

We are all known that NYSC 2022 is all about PCM and all leftover PCM from the previous batches waiting for new and fresh registration.

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NYSC 2022 Batch C Updates and News and everything you need to know. We have been receiving a lot of messages and dm(s) concerning the latest update, kindly pay attention to the following areas below.

Before NYSC camp commences you should know that there are some steps or procedures that need to be taken earlier such as NYSC Time Table, Mobilization, Senate List, Registration, and Call up letter.

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Every year NYSC management releases a calendar that guides every PCM on how the batches and streams are being scheduled for the year.

Although NYSC batches are been divided into batches, batch A, B, and C with 2 streams each. Batch A comes by March-May, Batch B June- August while Batch C November – December.

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Next, you need to know on NYSC 2022 Batch C Updates and News is the mobilization process. This mobilization process is also known as internal mobilization. The internal mobilization is the process of cumulating and arrangements of graduate and qualified students for NYSC before sending their details to NYSC headquarters.


Another thing is the Senate list, Senate list is a list comprised of all qualified students sent from various institutions to NYSC headquarters after they are done with their internal mobilization. Before PCM can start seeing names on the senate list, it’s must be confirmed that their institutions have uploaded their names on NYSC portal after NYSC has opened the portal for names uploading.

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I will like to clear the issue of some pcm that have already seen their names on nysc senate list before, if your name is already on senate list before now you don’t have to worry yourself all you have to do is wait for fresh registration to starts and proceed to register.

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Next on the list is NYSC registration. Pcm must have seen their names on NYSC Senate list before going ahead for registration. NYSC portal for registration is not known for now because NYSC Management is yet to release the calendar for the year.

The next thing you need to know about NYSC 2022 Batch C updates and news is that of call-up letter, just have it in mind that call-up letter is always available for printing some days to camping day.

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Before we proceed again let me introduce myself to you, I’m Godsown a blogger and specialized in helping PCM and Corps Members solve their relevant issues. I have been in the space of this NYSC for the past five years now and all corps members that have passed or being in my WhatsApp group always happy because I guide them to the right way. Why I’m saying all these is to assist this coming PCM as well and I have created a WhatsApp group to assist and put you (PCM) through.

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As you all know that questions and answers can’t be done on the web but very easier on WhatsApp that’s part of the reason for creating the group.

Do you know that there are some factors that can prevent PCM from going to orientation camp even after seeing their name on the senate list?

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Don’t worry more updates are coming in my WhatsApp group. You can click on the link below to join the group now or chat me directly on WhatsApp with this number for manual adding (07057588100).


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