A fresh wife kidnapped four days ago along Birnin-Gwari-Funtua road regained freedom around 8.40 am on Friday, reported PRNigeria. She, alongside 10 others escorting her to her husband’s house just after they wedded, was kidnapped.
The husband, Abdullahi Wushishi, confirmed the release and ransom payment of N1million.
A family source was quoted as saying: "They were released after payment of one million naira to the kidnappers yesterday, but the abductors kept the families in suspense for sixteen hours, but around 0500 hours local time, the abductors took the bride and her sister to the Mai unguwa of Tsohon (old) Birnin-Gwari.
An unnamed former chairman of the local government said the kidnappers had become devilry in their unabating criminal operations in the area.
He reportedly said: “They simply stopped a bus that was conveying the bride to her husband’s house with her relatives and friends numbering about 10.
“The incident took place about 55 kilometers from Birnin Gwari main town.”
“It was learned that three of the people abducted, including a member of the bride’s entourage, escaped and returned to the town yesterday morning.
“The Funtua Road is now a danger zone because at any point they (bandits) can strike. They operate with impunity along that highway because it is bordering Birnin Gwari and Katsina.
“Our vigilantes need little support to engage these bandits. The government needs to mobilize the vigilantes and support them to enable them to discharge their duties effectively.”