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Minister’s niece regains freedom after 48 hours in kidnappers’ den

Dapit Karen, the niece of the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Talen, who was kidnapped in the early hours of Monday, has regained freedom. Karen…

Dapit Karen, the niece of the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Talen, who was kidnapped in the early hours of Monday, has regained freedom.

Karen was abducted at her residence in Rantiya Lowcost of South LocalGovernment Area of Plateau State.

On Monday, Daily Trust had reported how her kidnappers called to demand N5 million as ransom.

A family source said the victim, who spent two days in captivity, was released after paying N2.5m ransom.

Daily Trust cannot independently verify this claim.

When contacted, the spokesman of the State Police Command, Ubah Gabriel, confirmed the release of the victim but was silent on the payment of ransom.

The victim has reportedly been taken to one of her uncle’s house, which is consider safer.