Emir of Bungudu regains freedom after 32 days in captivity

Emir of Bungudu regains freedom after 32 days in captivity

The Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, Sarkin Fulanin Bungudu, Zamfara state, has regained his freedom after 32 days of captivity in the hands of kidnappers.

Magaji Rafin Bugudu, Alhaji Abubakar Sahabi, disclosed this in Bungudu, on Sunday, October 17, saying that the emirate and family wished to thank everyone for their prayers and support during the trying period.

Sahabi also commended the efforts of the Zamfara and Kaduna state governments for their tireless efforts in securing the safe release of the emir.

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He added that although the Bungudu Emir was still in hospital in Kaduna for a medical check-up before returning home; “we are comfortable with his health condition.

“We salute the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) for their support in facilitating the release of the Emir”.

Sahabi said the emirate wished to plead with the public to respect the privacy of the Emir in the coming weeks; as he receives medical attention and post-trauma management.

Meanwhile, Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano, has turned himself in for interrogation; at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

The former governor and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) visited the EFCC office; on Saturday, October 16, afternoon, a source revealed.

“Yes, he was here and was interrogated,” the source said.

Kwankwaso is said to be under investigation over a petition filed in 2015; by some workers and pensioners in the state who accused him of mismanaging pension remittances; contributed between 2011 and 2015.

Kwankwaso spent a second term as governor of Kano from 2011 to 2015.

1st News had learned that EFCC sealed off one of his properties in Kano.

The property was said to have been sealed off as a result of a petition sent to the anti-graft agency; by some family members of Ismaila Gwarzo, a former national security adviser; during the late Sani Abacha administration.

Abdullahi Gwarzo, former managing director of the defunct Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) in Kano; allegedly sold the property to Kwankwaso but failed to remit the money to Gwarzo’s family.


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