Kidnappers have released Adamu Mohammed Duguri, the elder brother of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.
State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kamal Abubakar, confirmed the news to journalists on Tuesday evening.
He added that the governor’s elder brother has reunited with his family after regaining his freedom.
Politics Nigeria had reported that Duguri was abducted by gunmen in Bauchi at about 7:30pm on March 26th.
According to the police, four gunmen armed with AK47 rifles whisked Daguri away from a tailor’s shop in Unguwar Jaki area of Bauchi State.
Speaking further, Abubakar said Duguri was rescued after spending 12 days in kidnappers’ captivity.
”With regards to your inquiries about this incident….. I want to confirm to you that, the victim has regained freedom and reunited with his family today 7th April, 2020,” he said
Abubakar, however, did not disclose whether any ransom was paid to secure his release.
Recall that the family of governor Mohammed had offered N2 million for information on the abduction of Duguri.
In a statement in Bauchi by Alhaji Adamu Barde on behalf of the family, the N2 million reward was offered to provide information about their son.
“Following the unfortunate kidnap of our father, brother and uncle, Alh. Adamu Duguri, Wakilin Bauchi, also known as Mai-Gunduman Duguri, on the 25th March, we solicit for information leading to his return.
“We wish to express our appreciation to all and sundry for your prayers and show of love as you stand by us in this trying period. We beseech God to reward you abundantly.
“The family wishes to announce the sum of N2,000,000.00 payable to whoever provides information leading to Adamu Mohammed’s safe return,” Barde said.