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Emir of Kajuru, regains freedom, 13 others still in captivity

...as residents urge govt to beef security

THE Emir of Kajuru,  in Kajuru Local  Government Area of Kaduna State

Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, has regained his freedom from kidnappers’ den.

Gunmen had on Sunday morning abducted Kajuru and 13 of his family members in his palace.

However, the monarch was released today after negotiations with the kidnappers.

It was gatgered that thirteen other persons abducted from the monarch’s private residence including his daughter are still in captivity.

A source told journalists that the bandits released the Emir around the forest areas leading to the Kajuru castle.

A member of the Emir’s family said he is well and will be taken to the hospital for examination.

Former chairman, Nigerian Union of Journalists,  Kaduna State, Ibrahim Inuwa Kajuru, confirmed the monarch’s release.

The journalist, who is also a resident of the town, said the Emir has addressed his subjects at his palace.

The bandits had earlier demanded N200m for the monarch’s release. However, it is still unclear if any ransom was paid to secure his release.

Meanwhile, some residents have cried out over the state of insecurity in the area.

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