After spending one month in their captivity, Bandit terrorists have released a monarch in Zamfara State, the Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru.
The monarch, who was abducted along Kaduna-Abuja Highway on September 14, regained his freedom on Saturday evening.
The Zamfara Government also confirmed the release of the traditional leader on Saturday, in a Facebook post by an aide to Governor Bello Matawalle.
According to the Special Adviser to the governor on Strategy, Gazali Shehu Ahmad, the emir was freed on Saturday in Kaduna State.
He commended the Nigerian Police Force and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) for their support in facilitating the release of the emir.
Ahmad, however, failed to reveal if another ransom was paid for his release after about N20 million was paid as ransom to his abductors who refused to release him, demanded more money.
He wrote, “On behalf of the family and Bungudu Emirate, we wish to thank everyone for the prayers and support during this trying time.
“We appreciate all the efforts of Kaduna State Government throughout this challenging period. Our immense gratitude to the Zamfara State Government in playing a key role to see our father returned home safely.”
“We salute the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) for their support in facilitating the release of the Emir.
“We wish to plead with the public to respect the privacy of the Emir in the coming weeks as he receives medical attention and post-trauma management.”