Thursday, October 6

Former Minister, husband regain freedom from kidnappers

Former Minister, husband regain freedom from kidnappers

The immediate past minister of environment, Mrs. Laurentia Laraba Malam and her husband, Mr. Pius Malam, who were kidnapped on Monday along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway have regained their freedom, the Kaduna state Police Command has confirmed.

The Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman confirmed their release, saying the couple were in good health and freedom.

He said, "They were released along the axis where they were kidnapped and we have not taken their statement yet because they are still in shock."

Asked if the ransom demanded was he paid, he said, "I do not have that information. Thank you."

It could be recalled that Mrs. Laurentia and Mr. Pius were kidnapped in Bwari/Jere axis and a ransom of N10million  was demanded by the kidnappers for their release. However, it was not revealed whether the ransom was paid or not.

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