BY QUADRI SALIU
The family of the Provost of the College of Agriculture and Animal Science Bakura, Zamfara, Habibu Mainasara, who was kidnapped on Sunday, said that his Brother has been released.
Nasiru Mainasara, the elder brother to the provost, told Channels TV that Habibu Mainasara, was released Wednesday night.
Recall that on Sunday, the kidnappers had abducted the provost from his official residence within the institution’s premises.
While speaking with Channel Television, Nasiru never mentioned whether any ransom was paid before the provost gained his freedom, considering the fact that a day after, he was kidnapped, the abductors asked the family for a ransom of N5 million for ransom.
Nasiru Mainasara explained that some prominent community members advised the family against negotiating with the bandits, as they assured that the provost will be safely released.
Subsequently, the Zamfara State Police Command deployed a search and rescue team to track down the kidnappers and ensure that Mainasara is safely rescued. However, it was not clear whether a ransom was paid or not before his released.