Abducted police officers regain freedom

The 12 Assistant Supritendents of Police (ASPs) abducted between Zamfara and Katsina States have regained freedom, Dateline Nigeria has learnt.

According to the BBC, the gunmen released five of the abducted officers after eight had escaped. The freed officers are now on admission at a hospital in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital.

The police officers were on their way to Zamfara State from Borno State on special assignment when they were seized by the gunmen.

“The bandit leader who masterminded the abduction was the one who handed them over based on understanding and no ransom was paid. They are now with the Zamfara State Commissioner of Police,” BBC quoted a source as saying.

But another source said of the freed policemen admitted paying ransom before he was released.

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