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Kidnapped Adamawa Perm Sec regains freedom, gets N1000 transport fare from abductors



A Permanent Secretary in Adamawa State Ministry of Mineral Resources, Emmanuel Piridimso, who was abducted last Wednesday, finally regained freedom on Sunday.

He was released by his abductors after an undisclosed amount of money was paid as ransom.

The Permanent Secretary who was given N1000 for his transport fare back home by the abductors, was said to have trekked a long distance to reunite with his family.

A source who disclosed his release said: “After the payment of ransom, the kidnappers released him near Bagale hills and gave him N1,000 transport fare. He trekked all the way to Viniklang where he got a motorcycle that took him home.”

The state Police spokesman Sulaiman Yahaya confirmed the development.

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“The abductors released the man when they knew that we were trailing them,” he told our reporter yesterday, adding that the police would arrest the kidnappers.

Meanwhile, stakeholders have expressed concern over the rate of kidnapping in the state.

Recall that recently an uncle of embattled Sen. Ishaku Abbo was killed by abductors, who stormed Abbo’s family house in Mubi and kidnapped his stepmother. She is yet to be released.


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