- The kidnapped brother of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has regained his freedom from his abductors
- Governor Mohammed's brother who was released at about 8pm has reunited with his family
- The elder brother of the governor was kidnapped on Wednesday, March 25, at Anguwar Jaki in Bauchi metropolis
Governor Bala Mohammed's older brother who was recently abducted has finally regained his freedom after two weeks with his abductors, Channels TV reports.
Mukhtar Gidado, the senior special assistant on media to the Bauchi state governor, revealed this on Tuesday, April 7.
According to the aide, Governor Mohammed's brother was freed by the abductors at about 8pm and has since reunited with his family.
Though a cash reward of two million naira for information about the whereabouts of the governor's brother was offered by the family, the circumstances leading to his release was not disclosed.
Meanwhile, the Bauchi state leader who tested positive for coronavirus throughout the period of his brother’s abduction has been in isolation.
Legit.ng previously reported that a day after testing positive for coronavirus, Governor Mohammed's elder brother was kidnapped on the evening of Wednesday, March 25.
The victim identified as Yaya Adamu was whisked away around 7.30 pm at Anguwar Jaki in Bauchi metropolis. The development has also been confirmed by a senior special assistant to Governor Bala.
It would be recalled that the Bauchi state governor, offered the sum of N2m as a reward for whoever provides information that will lead to the safe return of his abducted brother.
The senior special assistant to the governor on media, Mukhtar Gidado, in a statement on Sunday, March 29, disclosed that the reward was promised by the family of Bala Mohammed.
The family wishes to offer the sum of Two Million Naira (N 2 Million Naira) to whoever is willing to provide information leading to his safe return," the statement reads.
In other news, the Bauchi state government on Tuesday, March 31, confirmed that one person (55- year- old man) has tested positive for coronavirus.
The news was confirmed by the deputy state governor, Baba Tela, as he briefed journalists on the situation of the virus.
Tela is also the chairman of the task force committee on COVID-19 in the state. The new development brings the total number of cases in Bauchi to three.
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