The abducted Niger State Commissioner for Information Mohammed Idris has regained freedom.
NewsWireNGR had reported how Mr. Idris was kidnapped at about one o’clock in the early hours of Monday from his home at Baban Tunga village in Tafa local government of the state.
Top government officials in the state confirmed the return of the commissioner on Thursday.
Idris was released around 9:30pm at a location in Suleja after which he was taken to a hospital for medical check-up.
The officials, however, said no ransom was paid before the commissioner was released by his abductors.
Speaking after his release, the commissioner expressed gratitude to God for protecting him during his stay in the bandits’ den.
“As a Muslim, prayer is the the best shield against evil. Allah has a way of testing the faith of believers,” he said.
Idris disclosed that the assailants came from Zamfara and were not familiar with the Suleja terrain.
He said they told him someone gave them money to carry out the act thinking Governor Sani Bello allocates N200million to his office every month.
“The person who sent them told them that if I am unable to pay N200million as ransom, they should kill me.
“They drew the picture of my house, the exact way the house is. The person that sent them and the bandits, I forgive all of them”
“My abductors regretted their cruel action and I have forgiven them. I urge you to forgive them too.”