Kidnappers, on Friday, reportedly set free the abducted Village Head of Karfi in the Takai Local Government Area of Kano State, Abdulyahyah Ilo.
However, an associate professor at Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Dr Huzaifa Karfi, who went to deliver the ransom for the release of the village head, was held by the kidnappers.
Bandits had on May 16, 2022, opened fire on members of the community, killed six persons, abducted the village head and injured several others.
It was gathered that the village security guards and vigilantes successfully arrested one of the kidnappers.
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A resident of the area, Musa Sa’ad, confirmed the release of the village head by his kidnappers.
According to him, they successfully collected the ransom and held Huzaifa in connection with their member that was apprehended by the vigilante group.
They demanded the release of their member as a condition to release the lecturer.
Also confirming the release of the traditional ruler, his brother Yusuf Ismail, said he had been released and was receiving treatment at a hospital.
When contacted, the Kano State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna, promised to call back to confirm the story but was yet to do so as of the time of filing this report. PUNCH