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Just In: Emir of Kajuru freed, 13 others still held captive



Emir of Kajuru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu,  has been released from captivity, Daily Trust reports.

However, the thirteen others abducted alongside the 85-year-old monarch including his daughter are still in captivity. 

“The Sarkin Kajuru was released around the forest areas leading to Kajuru castle,” the source quoted by DAILY Trust said.

A member of the Emir’s family said the Emir was received in good health  and he will be taken to the hospital for examination.

Ibrahim Inuwa Kajuru, a former chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Kaduna, also confirmed the monarch’s release.

The journalist, who is also a resident of the town, said the Emir has addressed his subjects at his palace.

It is unclear if any ransom was paid but the bandits earlier demanded N200 million for the release of the monarch.

Gunmen had on Sunday morning abducted Kajuru and 13 of his family members in his palace.

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