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Why bandits abducted me, Niger commissioner reveals


Niger State Commissioner for Information, Mohammed Idris is out of bandits’ captivity.

He was released around 9:30pm at a location in Suleja and taken to a hospital for medicals.

Idris was seized from his residence at Baban Tunga village in Tafa Local Government Area in the wee hours of Monday.

Speaking after regaining freedom, the official narrated his ordeal and revealed why he was abducted.

Idris disclosed that the assailants came from Zamfara and were not familiar with the Suleja terrain.

He said they told him someone gave them money to carry out the act thinking Governor Sani Bello allocates N200million to his office every month.

“The person who sent them told them that if I am unable to pay N200million as ransom, they should kill me.

“They drew the picture of my house, the exact way the house is. The person that sent them and the bandits, I forgive all of them”.

The state government insists no ransom was paid to secure Idris from the kidnappers.

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