On September 14, 2021, gunmen abducted the king along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway, killing one police officer and injuring two others.
The Bundugu emirate revealed on Sunday, October 17, 2021, that the Emir has been freed from his kidnappers and is currently receiving psychiatric and psychological treatment as a result of his trauma.
The emirate also revealed that the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association helped in the release of the traditional ruler.
The statement read: "After 32 days in captivity, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, the Emir of Bungudu (Sarkin Fulanin Bungudu), has regained his freedom. We thank everyone for their prayers and support on behalf of the family and Bungudu Emirate during this difficult time"
"We thank the Nigerian Police Force and the Nigerian Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association 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.
However, there is one thing to observe in the state released by the emirate. This is the fact that Miyetti Allah helped in the release of the Emir.
Although the role of the cattle breeders in the release wasn't stated in the statement, the development shows that the group is a stakeholder in the fight against insecurity in the country, especially in the north.
Most of these bandits and kidnappers hide in the bushes and disguise themselves as herdsmen.
Miyetti Allah can help the government in the fight against insecurity in Nigeria by exposing criminals posing as Fulani herdsmen.
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