Abducted Taraba civil servant regains freedom after paying N5m ransom

Abducted Taraba civil servant regains freedom after paying N5m ransom

A senior civil servant in Taraba state, Alhaji Yahaya Lau, who was abducted three days ago, has reportedly been freed.

Daily Trust reports that N5million ransom was paid to Lau's abductors before he was released.

The newspaper adds that a family source said that the ransom was deposited at a forest, near kwando village in Ardo-Kola local government area before he was released at about 10.30pm on Sunday, March 31.

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Thee kidnappers had allegedly earlier carted away N5million in Alhaji Yahaya’s house before they abducted him.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that gunmen on Wednesday, March 27, attacked Suleiman Abubakar, chairman of correspondents’ chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Nasarawa state and abducted his wife, Yahanasu Abubakar.

Suleiman said the incident happened at about 7pm along Gudi-Garaku road in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.

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According to Suleiman, the gunmen shot at the union bus they were travelling in from Keffi, where his wife went to register at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp.

He said the bus ran into a ditch after being shot at while the gunmen swooped on them, took his wife, the wife of a former state assembly member, who they gave a lift as well as two other women from another vehicle during the attack.

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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