Kidnappers free traditional ruler of Abuja’s Bukpe community


By Ismail Auwal

The traditional ruler of Bukpe community in Kwali Area Council of Abuja, Alhaji Hassan Shamidozhi, has been freed by his abductors after spending 18 days in their captivity. 

According to Daily Trust, the monarch was released around 6:12 pm on Saturday after paying a ransom of N4 million.

The monarch was kidnapped in his palace in Bukpe community alongside two residents of the community.

He stated that as soon as the ransom was paid, the kidnappers took him and two of his subjects to a forest near Zokutu village, where they trekked for hours before arriving along the Abaji-Toto road, where they boarded a vehicle home.

The other residents identified as Ahmad Joel and his daughter, Precious Joel, have also been released. They were said to have paid a ransom of N2. 5 million.

The spokesperson of the FCT police command, DSP Adeh Josephine, was yet to reply to text message sent to her to confirm the release of the monarch.



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