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Abducted Zamfara Emir regains freedom after one month in captivity

The Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, has regained his freedom one month after he was kidnapped along Kaduna-Abuja highway by gunmen suspected to be bandits.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the Emir Attahiru was abducted by bandits on September 14 while on his way to Kaduna State.

The Special Adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle on Strategy, Gazali Shehu Ahmad, who confirmed the release of the monarch through his official Facebook page on Saturday night said the Emir will be receiving medical attention throughout the coming week to regain his mental health.

Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru

 

Gazali wrote, “On behalf of the family and Bungudu Emirate, we wish to thank everyone for the prayers and support during this trying time.

“We appreciate all the efforts of Kaduna State Government throughout this challenging period. Our immense gratitude to the Zamfara State Government in playing a key role to see our father returning home safely.

“We salute the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) for the support in facilitating the release of the Emir.

“We wish to plead with the public to respect the privacy of the Emir in the coming weeks as he receives medical attention and post-trauma management.”

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