Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have released the Nasarawa Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Yakubu Lawal.
Naija News reports that the commissioner, who was kidnapped last Monday, was released around 5:30 pm on Friday.
Yakubu was kidnapped in front of his residence in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state after returning from Lafia, the state capital.
It was learned that the abductors rejected the N3.5m ransom offered by the family, insisting it was N100m or nothing. But it was not clear whether ransom was paid for his release.
Confirming the development, Nasarawa Police spokesman DSP Ramhan Nansel, said no ransom was paid for the release of the commissioner.
The police spokesman said the commissioner was released due to sustained pressure from officers of the command on the gunmen.
He said, “The abducted Commissioner has been released around 6pm today and he has been reunited with his family.
“Based on credible information, we gathered that the kidnappers took the commissioner to Tawa-Gali area around Mada station in Nasarawa Eggon LGA, so we mobilised our men to go after them.
“On getting there, we mounted pressure on them, so they had to leave the commissioner there and ran away.
“No ransom was paid and for now, none of the kidnappers has been arrested but we are working round the clock to get them arrested.”
Nansel appealed to members of the public to continue to assist the police with useful information that would help them serve residents of the state better.
This article was originally published on Naija News