A Facebook user identified as Sunday Ogwu, who has reportedly been in touch with the family revealed that the children who were kidnapped with their mother have been released.
The children, identified as Christabel and Jasmine, were abducted alongside Bola, their mother, from their residence at Juji near Sabon Tasha, Chikun local government area of Kaduna.
The kidnappers had demanded N150 million ransom for their release but unfortunately, they killed the mother after the family failed to pay the money.
After killing their mother, the kidnappers demanded N20 million for the release of the children.
According to Sunday, the children were released after their father paid an unspecified amount in ransom to the kidnappers.
He wrote: “To the glory of God, I have the honour and privilege to announce the release of Christerbel and Jasmine Ataga from captivity. Their release was secured after the payment of ransom to the bandit by Dr Philip Ataga,” Ogwu wrote on his Facebook page.
“I wish to un- behalf [on behalf] of the family thank everyone: the churches, prayer houses, family members, friends and well wishers, whose physical, emotional and psychological support were put at the disposition of the family in what has been two weeks of a very traumatic experience.”