Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru has been released after spending one month in captivity.
The Zamfara monarch was kidnapped on September 14, after bandits attacked his motorcade along Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
A source told Daily Trust that he was released on Saturday evening in Kaduna state. Gazali Shehu Ahmad, Special Adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle on Strategy, also confirmed the release of the monarch.
“On behalf of the family and Bungudu Emirate, we wish to thank everyone for the prayers and support during this trying time.
“We appreciate all the efforts of Kaduna State Government throughout this challenging period. Our immense gratitude to the Zamfara State Government in playing a key role to see our father returned home safely.”
“We salute the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) for the support in facilitating the release of the Emir.
“We wish to plead with the public to respect the privacy of the Emir in the coming weeks as he receives medical attention and post-trauma management.”