Emir of Bungudu Freed After A Month In Captivity


Naija News reports that the Emir of Bungudu has been released after one month in captivity.


Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, the Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State, has been released after a month in captivity.

On September 14, robbers attacked the Zamfara monarch’s motorcade on the Kaduna-Abuja Highway, abducting him.

He was released on Saturday evening in Kaduna state, according to a source.


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


Ahmad wrote:

“On behalf of the family and Bungudu Emirate, we wish to thank everyone for the prayers and support during this trying time.

“We appreciate all the efforts of Kaduna State Government throughout this challenging period.

Our immense gratitude to the Zamfara State Government in playing a key role to see our father returned home safely.”

“We salute the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) for the support in facilitating the release of the Emir.

“We wish to plead with the public to respect the privacy of the Emir in the coming weeks as he receives medical attention and post-trauma management.”



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