Nigeria

Kidnapped Niger monarch rescued

The Niger State Police Command says it has rescued the kidnapped traditional ruler of Wawa in Borgu Local Government of Niger.

The victim, Dr Mahmud Aliyu, was kidnapped by heavily armed gunmen on Sunday at his palace at about 10 pm.

The Police Spokesperson in the state, DSP Wassiu Abiodun, made this known to newsmen in Minna on Saturday.

Abiodun said that the royal father was rescued on Friday at about 19:30 hours, after a sustained effort of the Police, military and vigilante.

Aliyu is currently receiving medical attention at an undisclosed facility.

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