The 13 villagers who were kidnapped 62 days ago from their residences at Unguwar Liman, Gwada ward of Igabi LGA of Kaduna State have regained their freedom.
The captives were part of the 30 abducted in the community in December 2023.
According to the Daily Trust, the kidnappers collected N6.5 million with the agreement to release all the victims but ended up releasing only 17 and demanded an additional N16 million for the others.
The remaining 13 people were released last Saturday after payment of ransom, Malam Jafaru Anaba, a community leader, whose relations were among those released, confirmed to Daily Trust on Monday, February 12.
He, however, declined to mention the amount paid to the abductors but said the victims had been reunited with their family members.
“We give thanks to God that the remaining abductees have regained their freedom after 62 days in the forest. As we speak, some of them are receiving treatment,” he said.