Bandits Release Kaduna Emir, Detain His Daughter, 12 Others

 Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, Emir of Kajuru, has been released from captivity.

Thirteen other persons abducted from the monarch’s private residence including his daughter are still in captivity, Daily Trust reports. 

“The Sarkin Kajuru was released around the forest areas leading to Kajuru castle,” the source said.

A member of the Emir’s family said he is well and will be taken to the hospital for examination.

Ibrahim Inuwa Kajuru, a former chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Kaduna, confirmed the monarch’s release.

The journalist, who is also a resident of the town, said the Emir has addressed his subjects at his palace.

It is unclear if any ransom was paid but the bandits earlier demanded N200 million for the release of the 85-year-old monarch.

Gunmen had on Sunday morning abducted Kajuru and 13 of his family members in his palace.

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