In a startling incident, it has been reported that a female boxer hailing from Guwahati is purportedly being held captive by unidentified individuals in Nigeria.
The victim, identified as Barnali Baurah Saikia, embarked on a trip to Nigeria on October 28, and to the distress of her family, there was no communication for the subsequent three days. However, on the fourth day, the victim managed to reach out to her family members and informed them about her condition.
According to Barnali, a person named King picked her up from the Nigerian airport and snatched away her visa and passport.
Notably, the Nigerian individual known as King had become acquainted with Barnali Baurah Saikia’s family six months prior in Guwahati.
Bornali’s husband, Nayan Saikia, introduced her and family members to the Nigerian youth about six months back on social media. He came to know the family well. Barnali and King grew close to each other through chats and video calls after that. As their intimacy increased over time, she made the decision to meet him in Nigeria by flying there on a tourist visa. After suddenly deciding to meet him, Barnali Saikia packed her bags and travelled to the faraway country on 28th October, taking a flight to Lagos from Bengaluru.
Desperate for assistance, the family has also sought the intervention of the Delhi crime branch to ensure the safe return of Barnali Baurah Saikia to her home. The circumstances surrounding this incident are deeply troubling, and efforts are underway to resolve the situation and bring the victim back to safety.
In response to the distressing situation, the family promptly filed a First Information Report (FIR) at the Dispur Police station.
The FIR indicated that Barnali Baurah Saikia’s return ticket was scheduled for October 13 at 10:45 PM, a booking facilitated by a person named Swami Nayan Saikia. However, King allegedly obstructed Barnali from reaching the airport, as per the FIR.