Haladu Bako Uza, a former member of the Jigawa State House of Assembly, who represented Auyo constituency, had regained his freedom after payment of ransom.

According to a report by Daily Post, Mansur Ahmed, an aide to the ex-Governor of the state Sule Lamido on social media, confirmed his release.

He said the victim was released on Saturday around 3:00 pm after the payment of N1.5m ransom to kidnappers to secure his freedom.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that gunmen abducted the former lawmaker on his way to Auyo town, along Kano-Hadejia road on Wednesday night.

Police spokesman of the Jigawa State command ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed the release of the victim but didn’t say if the ransom was paid before the release of the victim.

He said, however, that the police had intensified a manhunt to arrest the criminals.