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After a Month In The Hands Of Bandits, The Emir of Bungudu Regains His Freedom.

After a month in captivity, Bandit terrorists have released the Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, a monarch in Zamfara State.

On September 14, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru was kidnapped along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway and was released on Saturday evening.

In a Facebook post by an adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle on Saturday, the Zamfara government verified the traditional leader's release.

The emir was released on Saturday in Kaduna State, according to Gazali Shehu Ahmad, the governor's Special Adviser on Strategy.

He expressed gratitude to the Nigerian Police Force and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) for assisting in the emir's release.

Ahmad, on the other hand, has been tight-lipped on whether a second ransom was paid for his release when his abductors sought more money after receiving N20 million in ransom.

"On behalf of the family and Bungudu Emirate, we wish to express our gratitude to everyone for their prayers and support at this difficult time," he wrote.

"We appreciate the Kaduna State Government's efforts throughout this difficult era. Our heartfelt gratitude to the Zamfara State Government for playing a critical part in ensuring our father's safe return."

"We thank the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) for their assistance in securing the Emir's release.

"We implore the public to respect the Emir's privacy in the coming weeks as he receives medical attention and post-trauma management," the statement said.

Alhaji Hassan Attahiru Bello Matawalle Gazali Shehu Ahmad Kaduna State Zamfara State

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