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After allegedly paying N2.5m ransom, Minister’s niece regains freedom in Jos

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Dapit Karen, the niece of the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Talen, who was kidnapped in the early hours of Monday, has regained freedom.

Karen was abducted at her residence in Rantiya Lowcost of South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

DailyTrust Newspaper reports that, a family source said the victim, who spent two days in captivity, was released after paying N2.5m ransom – the kidnappers had called to demand N5 million as ransom on Monday.

NewsWireNGR had reported that, the incident happened at Rantiya Locost, Dapit Karen, in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

A relative to the victim, who confirmed the incident said the gunmen came around 5am when residents were still sleeping.

He said the kidnappers didn’t go with the victim’s mother who was staying with her.

When contacted, the spokesman of the State Police Command, Ubah Gabriel, confirmed the release of the victim but was silent on the payment of ransom.

The victim has reportedly been taken to one of her uncle’s house, which is consider safer.

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