Former emir Sanusi’s nephew freed by abductors after 4 days – Report

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Aminu Abdullahi nephew of a former emir of Kano Lamido Sanusi has been reportedly released by his abductors.

Popularly known as Yaya Baba, Abdullahi returned home on Sunday night after spending four days in captivity, Daily Trust reports.

He was reportedly abducted along Abuja-Kaduna highway last week.

The newspaper quoted a source close to the former emir’s family who said the kidnappers contacted the family to demand for ransom.

“The family has sourced the requested amount and when the person assigned to deliver the money to the kidnappers set out to meet them, he lost contact with them completely. Till this moment, they have not communicated to the family,” the source was quoted as saying.

It was not immediately clear if ransom was paid to secure Abdullahi’s release.