Kidnapped Former Minister and Husband Released by Assailants

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The former minister of Environment under the Jonathan administration, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam and her husband, Mr. Pius Mallam have been released by kidnappers.

The former minister was kidnapped on Monday as she and her significant other made their way to Kaduna from Abuja.

According to the Vanguard, they were released around 9pm last night but only after the ransom of N10m which was placed on their heads was paid.

According to a source, the kidnappers were some Fulani men and they didn’t release the couple till their money was paid and they then released them to their homes.

Reports indicate that the money was paid after negotiations had been held between the kidnappers and the family of the victims.

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