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After 2 Years In Captivity, Wife And Daughter Of Emir Of Bama Rescued From Boko Haram

The wife and daughter to Shehu of Bama who were abducted by insurgents two years ago have regained their freedom in Borno State on Sunday.

The General Officer Commanding of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, who brought the Queen and her daughter to the Shehu of Bama, Umar Ibn Kyari El-Kanemi. In Maiduguri, at about 1:30 PM, the family and relation was in mixed emotions as some continually wept while others were in sober moods.

Queen Hajju was abducted along with two of her children but her son was said to have been killed by insurgents. The troops rescued her and her daughter during their operations around Damboa axis.

A family source, who didn’t want his name in print, disclosed that when the Royal Father saw his wife, he wept profusely and some family members embraced the Queen and her daughter.

“We are happy to see our Queen and her daughter back but it is unfortunate that we learned that Boko Haram killed her son who was kidnapped along with her Mum,” the family source said.

The queen and her two children were abducted in Bama town when insurgents invaded the town barely two years ago.

Some of the dignitaries who visited the residents of Shehu of Bama to welcome the returnee included the wife of Borno State Governor Mrs Nana Shettima, Deputy Governor Usman Durkwa and other top functionaries.

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