Kidnapped wives of Commissioner regain freedom

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Two wives of a public official kidnapped in Nasarawa State have been released.

Rabi Aliyu and Larai Aliyu, wives of the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Aliyu Tijjani, who were abducted from Nasarawa town, have regained their freedom.

The spokesman of the Nasarawa State Police Command, Kenedy Idrissu, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lafia.

Mr. Idrissu said that the women were released by their abductors at about 11 p.m. on Saturday at Mararaba-Udege village in Nasarawa town.

He said the kidnappers were forced to release the women following sustained pressure from the police search party.

He said no ransom was paid and that the victims were unhurt and had been reunited with their family.

According to Mr. Idrissu, a deputy superintendent of police, no arrest has been made as investigation had begun to find those behind the incident.

The women were abducted at about 8 p.m. on Thursday from their residence in Nasarawa town by gunmen, who shot sporadically into the air before whisking away the victims in their vehicles.

(NAN)


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