Katsina police command confirm release of abducted cleric, 5 others

Katsina police command confirm release of abducted cleric, 5 others

- Katsina state police has confirmed the release of the Kano-based religious leader, Sheikh Ahmad Suleiman, that was kidnapped 12 days ago

- Five other people also regained their freedom alongside the cleric

- The police confirmed the release and said it happened around 4am on Wednesday, March 27

The police in Katsina state has confirmed the release of the Kano-based cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Suleiman, and five other persons, abducted in Katsina state 12 days ago.

The state police public relations officer, Gambo Isa, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, March 27, in Katsina.

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He disclosed that Suleiman, a renowned Qur’anic reciter, and other victims, were released at about 4 am on Wednesday, March 27.

Isa said that the victims communicated to their relatives and were later evacuated by the police and reunited with their families.

The police spokesman said that no ransom was paid to the kidnappers before their release.

It would be recalled that the cleric and other victims were kidnapped 12 days ago along Sheme to Kankara road, on their way back to Kano state, after attending a religious activity in Kebbi state.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Ahmed Safana (APC, Katsina), the deputy chairman of the House of Representative committee on loans, aids and debt management, has urged the federal government to save Katsina state from the criminal activities of armed bandits, kidnappers, and cattle rustlers.

Safana made this call in a state in Abuja on Sunday, March 24, where he grieved that his Safana/Batsari/Dansuma federal constituency has been overrun by criminals who harass and kidnap people for money.

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