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Abducted Emir of Gurku regains freedom, wife still in captivity

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Abducted Emir of Gurku regains freedom, wife still in captivity

Story from Christine TOBECHUKWU

The abducted Emir of Gurku in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Jibrin Waziri, has been released by kidnappers after a week in captivity.

Neptune Prime reports that the traditional ruler and his wife were abducted by gunmen from their home on 6th August, 2023.

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The Police Command in the state and Gurku Traditional Council has confirmed the release of the Emir in a statement by Zubairu Adamu, the district head and Madaki of Gurku, who said the Waziri was released on Monday.

However, he noted that the Emir’s wife, Sa’adatu, was yet to be released. Reports indicate that she is still being held hostage by the kidnappers.

“The royal father was released by his abductors in the early hours of Monday unhurt.

“We thank all that assisted in one way or the other towards the release of the monarch, but regrettably, the abductors are still holding hostage the wife Hajia Sa’adatu who was kidnapped along with the royal father.

“The palace calls for intensified prayers for the release of the wife of the royal father,” he said.

Also, DSP Ramhan Nansel, spokesman of the police command in Nasarawa State, confirmed the development.

He said the command would stop at nothing to ensure the release of the wife of the traditional ruler.

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