Abducted Niger state commissioner regains freedom
Niger state commissioner for information, Alhaji Muhammed Sani Idris has been released by bandits who kidnapped him.
PRNigeria gathered that the Commissioner was released around 9..30pm on Thursday at a location in Suleija town and was taken to a hospital for a check-up.
However, sources said no ransom was paid before the commissioner was released by his abductors.
Speaking after his release, the commissioner expressed gratitude to God for protecting him during his stay in the bandits’ den.
“As a Muslim, prayer is the best shield against evil. Allah has a way of testing the faith of believers,” he said.
“My abductors regretted their cruel action and I have forgiven them. I urge you to forgive them too.”
Mr. Idris was kidnapped at about one o’clock in the early hours of Monday from his home at Baban Tunga village in Tafa local government of the state.
Meanwhile Six Kidnap kingpins responsible for abductions and kidnappings both in Gwagwalada and Kwali Council areas have been arrested in a major breakthrough by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command.
PRNigeria gathered that the police arrested the suspects at different locations after intelligence gathering.
A senior operative involved in the anti-kidnapping operation told PRNigeria that the dens for keeping hostages pending payment of ransom were also discovered.
He said: “After undertaking surveillance and intelligence gathering, the special anti-kidnapping squad of the police command successfully arrested six suspects who were behind major kidnapping and abduction at Tungan Maji in Gwagwalada and Kwaita in Kwalli axis.