18 kidnapped Kano traders regain freedom

The eighteen Kano Kantim Kwari abducted on their way to Aba in have regained their freedom.

Recall that the were on Sunday, January 10, in Okene, , on their way to Aba to buy textile materials

President, Arewa Youth Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Babawo confirmed the release of the in a telephone interview with The PUNCH in Kano on Sunday.

He said that the abducted traders were released by their on Saturday evening.

“The 18 Kano traders who were among the 27 traders regained their freedom on Saturday evening. They slept in and they are now on their way to Kano.

‘’We are expecting them today in Kano as we have been communicating with them.

“We communicated with some of them. All of them are released. They are fine and en route to Kano.” he said.

Babawo who confirmed that ransom was paid however declined to state the amount paid to secure their release.

“I cannot tell you the amount paid to secure their release but a ransom was paid before they were released,” he added.


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