Alhaji Uba Muhammad the Secretary of the Kano State Universal Basic Education Board, who had been a hostage since March 3rd to unknown kidnappers, has been released.
Mr Magaji Majiya the Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Police, verified the occurrence in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Tuesday.
He said that “Muhammad regained his freedom late on March 5 after spending two days in captivity.
“We cannot confirm whether a ransom was paid or not because I don’t have details of the release of the victim,” Majiya said.
However, the Director of Social Mobilisation at SUBEB headquarters in Kano Mrs. Amina Umar, has stated that the secretary was now in his hometown and is healthy and in good hands.
“As I am talking to you now the secretary is with his family at Shiye Village in the Bunkure Local Government Area of Kano State.
“We thank everyone, especially well-wishers for all the effort and concern shown during the trying moment,” Umar said.