By Danladi Alhassan
Maistiyari, the 80-year-old mother-in-law of Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, has regained freedom after one week in custody of her abductors.
The octogenarian mother of Binta, the governor’s wife was abducted last Friday, on the eve of the gubernatorial elections, at her home in the Sabon Gari area of the state.
Gambo Isah, spokesman of the Kaduna police command, in a statement on Friday, said she was released on Thursday.
Isah did not specify if any ransom was paid but he confirmed that she had been reunited with her family.
“I am very happy to inform you that the the mother in- law of His Excellency, Aminu Masari, has been released by her abductors yesterday 14/03/2019 by 16:00hrs,” Isah said.
“She is hale and hearty. She has already been reunited with her family after necessary medical check-ups.”
The command also announced the arrest of one Haruna Adamu, a “notorious” kidnapper, from Zamfara state.
“The syndicate attacked the house of one Mustapha Sani ‘M’ of Bakon Zabo Village, Batsari; and attempted to kidnap his two wives but they were resisted.
“They were pursued and the said Haruna was arrested by a combined team of Police and vigilante members of the village,” Isa said.