Four of the surviving Al-Kadriyar sisters kidnapped in Abuja early in January, have been released and finally reunited with their family.

Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, along with her four sisters and their father, Alhaji Mansoor Al-Kadriyar, were abducted by kidnappers in their residence in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Their abductors had issued a deadline for the payment of ransom, and failure of the family to meet their demand led to the murder of Nabeeha.

After killing the victim, the bandits raised the ransom from N60 million to N100 million per person, threatening to kill the remaining sisters.

Following the incident, the Nigeria Police Force said it was intensifying efforts towards the rescue the victims while assuring Nigerians that plans were ongoing to prevent further cases of kidnapping across the nation.

The girls had regained freedom and arrived their Abuja residence late Saturday night, in the company of security operatives. They were received by family members.

Confirming the reports, an uncle of the girls Sherifdeen said: “The girls’ release was secured late Saturday,” he said.

The four victims are twin sisters, Haneesah and Habeeba, Najeeba, a 500-level Quantity Surveying student, and her younger sister Nadherah, a third year Zoology scholar, both of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.