Posted: Monday 5th May 2014 at 10:20 am

‘How Gospel Songs Saved Me From Kidnappers’- Kidnap Survivor Recounts Ordeal

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A 45-year-old trader, Elizabeth Otokiri, who was reportedly kidnapped and later released, has said she was saved by constantly singing gospel songs.

Elizabeth was kidnapped with two others along Ibuso-Ogwashi Uku road, Delta State by a gang of kidnappers but was released three days later.

The police also rescued the other two and arrested three members of the kidnap gang who are currently being detained by the police at the state CID in Asaba.

Narrating her experience, the kidnapped woman said on that fateful day, she was returning from a church programme when she was kidnapped, blindfolded and taken to an unknown destination.

Elizabeth stated that she started singing gospel songs in the thick forest where she was kept.

According to her, the kidnappers had asked for a ransom of N40 million which her children were unable to raise and they had planned to use her blood for ritual sacrifice.

She stated that she was not moved by their threats of killing her as she kept on singing gospel songs and they were later forced to let her go as they could not stand her religious attitude.

I sang melodious songs to God and they felt threatened by my songs and one of them who brought bread for me to eat said they were tired of this ‘holy holy woman,” she said.


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