Former Minister, Husband Regain Freedom

October 5, 2016, 5:58 pm

Former Minister of Environment, Mrs. Lawrencia Laraba Mallam and her husband, Pius Mallam, who were kidnapped by gunmen on Monday were on Wednesday released by their captors after paying undisclosed ransom.


The former minister and her husband were kidnapped along the Jere-Gbwari Road, Kaduna state by armed men suspected to be fulani herdsmen.

Family sources confirmed their release on Wednesday about 5pm. 

The kidnappers had earlier demanded for N10 Million as ransom. 

According to the source "the former minister and‎ her husband have been released and they are on their way to Abuja to join family members. 

"Some money was paid for their release. As to their conditions, I can't tell you anything about about them because we are are still expecting their arrival in Abuja" the source said.

‎However the Kaduna state police command could not immediately confirm the release of the former minister and her husband. 

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