Bandits have released the Provost of the College of Agriculture and Animal Science Bakura, Zamfara, Habibu Mainasara.
Naija News understands that the provost was abducted on Sunday from his official residence within the institution’s premises.
Speaking to Channels TV on Thursday, the elder brother of the victim, Nasiru Mainasara, confirmed that the provost regained his freedom on Wednesday night.
However, his brother did not state whether a ransom was paid for the release of the provost as more details are yet to be disclosed.
Nasiru noted that a day after, the abductors contacted the family and asked for a ransom of N5 million, who started negotiations for his release.
He disclosed that some prominent community members advised the family against negotiating with the bandits, as they assured that the provost will be safely released.
Reacting, Zamfara State Police Command Spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu, confirmed the release of the provost.
He stated that command deployed a search and rescue team to track down the kidnappers when he was kidnapped and ensure that Mainasara is safely rescued.
He, however, disclosed that the police was not aware that the family engaged the abductors in any negotiation.