By Charles Nwabardi
The Niger State Commissioner for Information; Alhaji Sani Mohammed Idris has regained his freedom, after three days in the den of kidnappers.
Idris was abducted early on Monday by bandits in his home in Baba Tunga village in Tafa LGA of the state.
He was released on Thursday night around 9:30pm at a location in Suleja.
Top government officials, who confirmed Idris’s freedom said he was taken to a hospital for medical check-up.
Idris expressed gratitude to God for protecting him during his stay in the bandits’ den.
“As a Muslim, prayer is the best shield against evil. Allah has a way of testing the faith of believers,” he said.
“My abductors regretted their cruel action and I have forgiven them. I urge you to forgive them too”, he said.
It could not be ascertained whether any ransom was paid before he was released.