Publish date: 2022-06-24 08:54:40 | Author: editing | Source: saharareporters.com
The 29 wedding guests kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be Islamic terrorists in Zamfara State have been released.
Although the Zamfara State Police Command has not confirmed their release at the time of filing this report, Secretary of the Global Systems Mobile, GSM Dealers Union in Gusau, Ashiru Zurmi confirm it to Daily Post.
Zurmi, however, did not say if any ransom was paid.
SaharaReporters earlier reported that terrorists on June 13, abducted 29 wedding guests while they were returning from Tambuwal LGA in Sokoto State.
It reported that the kidnapers initially abducted 50 persons but about 20 of them managed to escape.
The kidnappers demanded a ransom of N145 million to release the others.
However, it is not clear whether the N145 million was paid or not.
Zurmi on Thursday said the 29 abductees that were released were in good health.
He said the kidnap victims were released on Thursday evening and that they were on their way to Gusau.
Efforts to get the Zamfara Police Public Relations Officer for further confirmation and clarification were not successful as he did not pick up calls.