Kidnapped Emir of Kajuru, Alhassan Adamu, has regained his freedom, authorities confirmed to Channels Television on Monday.
He was released at about 5 pm, after spending a night in the custody of the bandits, hours after they demanded a N200 million ransom. It is however not clear if any money was paid to the bandits before releasing the Emir.
A top official of the Kajuru local government area confirmed the release of the 85-year-old traditional ruler to Channels Television.
Although 13 other members of his family who were kidnapped alongside the Emir, are still in captivity.
The spokesman of the Kajuru Emirate council, Dahiru Abubakar also confirmed the release of the emir, to Channels Television.
He said Emir Adamu was released at an undisclosed location within Kajuru Local Government Area.
He also said the emir is in good condition.