A file picture of the Emir of Kajuru
Kidnapped Emir of Kajuru, Alhassan Adamu, has regained his freedom, authorities confirmed to Channels Tv on Monday.
He was launched at about 5 pm, after spending an evening within the custody of the bandits, hours after they demanded a N200 million ransom. It’s nonetheless not clear if any cash was paid to the bandits earlier than releasing the Emir.
A prime official of the Kajuru native authorities space confirmed the discharge of the 85-year-old conventional ruler to Channels Tv.
Though 13 different members of his household who had been kidnapped alongside the Emir, are nonetheless in captivity.
The spokesman of the Kajuru Emirate council, Dahiru Abubakar additionally confirmed the discharge of the emir, to Channels Tv.
He stated Emir Adamu was launched at an undisclosed location inside Kajuru Native Authorities Space.
He additionally stated the emir is in good situation.
The bandits had swooped on the Emir within the early hours of Sunday morning, simply six days after the kidnapping of 121 college students of Bethel Baptist faculty in neighboring Chikun Native Authorities Space.
It was gathered that the gunmen numbering over 200 stormed the emirate, firing gunshots, earlier than continuing to the Emir’s palace and taking him and 13 members of his household away.
Hours later, the bandits contacted the emirates and demanded a ransom of N200 million to facilitate the monarch’s launch.
In accordance with the spokesperson of the Kajuru Emirate Council, the bandits additionally gave assurances that each one the victims are in good situation and weren’t being molested.