Adamawa State Chairman of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE),Hammanjulde Gatugel, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen at his Mayo-Belwa residence, Saturday, has regained his freedom.
The NULGE chairman was released around the same time on Sunday.
A source close to his family who spoke
to our reporter on phone said “Alhamdulillhi, at last, he was released by the dare-devil kidnappers about 12:30am today (Sunday), but for now I can’t tell how much was paid as ransom before he was released.”
Adamawa state Police Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Nguroje, who confirmed the development said the chairman was released unharmed. Nguroje however did not say if ransom was paid for his release
A hot chase mounted by police, he says, scared the kidnappers into releasing their victim.
Shortly after the abduction of Hammanjulde Gatugel on Saturday, Nguroje had confirmed four people were nabbed in connection with it.
He had clarified that the suspects were captured by the special unit of state command of anti-kidnappers deployed in the region to rescue the chairman of the NULGE.
He had said, “In an effort to rescue the kidnapped NULGE chairman, the Commissioner of police, Audu Madaki, had deployed operatives to go after the kidnappers and ensure the victim is rescued unharmed and culprits apprehended.
“Pursuant to that, the command apprehended one Sunday Innocent 33, Buba Kaijo 37, Sanusi Shehu 20, and Tercher Buwa 44, along Kojoli town in Jada LGA
“The suspects confessed being among the notorious kidnappers that are terrorising people in Mayo-Belwa, Jada, Ganye and Toungo Local Government Areas.”