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Emir Of Bungudu released after one month in captivity

Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, the Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State, has recovered his independence.

The emir was kidnapped on September 14 when bandits assaulted his convoy on the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.

The monarch was released this evening in Kaduna State, according to a security source who did not want to be identified.

The monarch’s release was also verified by Gazali Shehu Ahmad, Special Adviser on Strategy to Governor Bello Matawalle.

“On behalf of the family and Bungudu Emirate, we wish to thank everyone for the prayers and support at this tough time,” he posted on Facebook.

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“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 next weeks as he undergoes medical treatment and post-trauma care.”

Last week, the Daily Trust reported that roughly N20 million had been paid as ransom to his kidnappers, who, however, refused to release him and demanded more money.

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