Bandits return abducted Niger traditional ruler to his palace

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The kidnapped Dodo of Wawa Community in Borgu Kingdom, Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State, Mahmud Ahmed Aliyu, has been reportedly released and returned to his palace by those who abducted him last Saturday.

The district Head was transported back on three motorcycles each conveying two persons, including the victim on Friday, at 8:30pm, during power outage. He was dropped close to the palace as the bandits zoomed off from the area.

It would be recalled that Dr. Aliyu was kidnapped by bandits last Saturday night at 10 pm.

A traditional title holder, the Wallin Wawa, Alh, Bala Galla, who confirmed the release, said he was in his residence at 8:30pm, on Friday night, when he heard sound of jubilations from the people close to the palace and rushed outside.

According to him, “After lshai prayers, I went straight home and exactly at 8:30 pm, I heard noise, on rushing out, I saw the Dodo in the midst of people dancing and singing close to his palace. They were all happy on his release.”

On how he was released, Galla told newsmen that “the Dodo said they brought him on three bikes carrying a passenger each and because, they were aware that there was no light in the community as at that time, they rode close to the palace dropped him and immediately zoomed away”.

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