Olaide Oyelude, Katsina
The Katsina State Police Command on Friday confirmed that 80-year-old Hajiya Maistiyari, the mother-in-law of the state Governor, Aminu Masari, has been released by her abductors
The octogenarian was said to have been released on Thursday. It was however not known whether any ransom was paid for her release.
Maistiyari was kidnapped last Friday at her residence at 13, Dandume Crescent, Sabon Gari area of Katsina.
The spokesman for the command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed her release in a statement.
He said, “As I promised that I would report back on the abduction of the mother -in- law of His Excellency, I am very happy to inform you that, the old woman has been released by her abductors on Thursday around 4pm. She is hale and hearty. She has already reunited with her family after necessary medical checkups.”
The command said it had also arrested a notorious member of a kidnap syndicate, Haruna Adamu, who hails from Zamfara State.
According to the police, Adamu was arrested in the Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State where he and his other gang members, who are now at large, attacked a family.
Isah said, “The syndicate attacked the house of one Mustapha Sani of Bakon Zabo village in Batsari, and attempted to kidnap his two wives but they were resisted. They were pursued and the said Haruna was arrested by a combined team of police and vigilantes of the village. The command continues to solicit the cooperation and support of the public in the fight against banditry.”
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