Huzaifa Karfi, the University lecturer who was abducted when he took ransom to kidnappers, has been released by his captors.
Karfi, an Associate Professor at Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil, was abducted in Zaria when he went to deliver the ransom for the village head of Karfi in Takai Local Government Area of Kano, on Wednesday.
While the village head was released, the bandits held the lecturer.
Daily Trust had earlier reported that gunmen raided and killed six persons in Karfi village of Takai Local Government Area of Kano state and abducted the 53-year-old village head.
The gunmen were said to have stormed the village on three motorcycles from Bauchi state through Ringim forest in Jigawa.
As of the time of filing this report, our correspondent learned that the released lecturer, alongside others, were on their way back to Kano.