The kidnapped three family members of a former Bauchi State governor, Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu, have been freed by their abductors.
The victims, Hajiya Asma’u Alhaji Adamu, the younger sister to the former governor, Malama Halima Abdullahi, and one Nura, were kidnapped two weeks ago when bandits attacked the residence of the ex- Bauchi Governor and killed his 25-year-old nephew Mua’zu Danladi.
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Police and relatives of the former Governor confirmed their release Tuesday.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil told reporters in Bauchi that they were all released and were taken to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital for medical attention.
Although it could not be ascertained whether ransom was paid, relatives of the former Governor who don’t want to disclose their names said after 14 agonizing and traumatic days in captivity, the almighty God answered the prayers of the faithful and freed them from captivity.
The relatives confirmed that the victims were released “following a negotiated release”, and have commenced the necessary medical examinations and trauma therapy.