Kidnapped family members of Emir of Kajuru regains freedom

Seven abducted family members of Emir of Kajuru, in Kaduna State, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, have regained their freedom two months after they were abducted.

The victims were reportedly released by their abductors on Wednesday evening after a ransom was allegedly paid for their release.

Recall that in July, the emir and 12 members of his family were abducted in Kaduna. The emir was whisked away at about 00:30 Hours that Sunday from his palace.

After the abduction, the kidnappers demanded N200 million for his release and his family member. However, the monarch was released barely 24 hours after the kidnap. Reports had it that no ransom was paid to secure the emir’s release.

The bandits held 12 members of his family hostage, however, releasing seven of them on Wednesday. The other five are still in captivity.

Confirming the release of the victims, a title-holder in the emirate, Dan Iyan Kajuru, Sa’idu Musa, said children and grandchildren of the emir were still in captivity.

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