Abducted Bayero University lecturer regains freedom

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The management of Bayero University, Kano, have confirmed the release of one of its lecturers, Mr. Saminu Aliyu-Kiri, who was kidnapped, while returning from an official assignment in Shaki, Oyo State.

Aliyu-Kiri, of the Faculty of Computer Science of the university, was kidnapped along with two other persons on October 6th in Kaduna state.
Malam Ahmed Shehu, Director of Public Affairs of the University, who confirmed the release of the abducted lecturer said the lecturer is safe and has reunited with his family, Vanguard reports.

He said: “As I am talking to you now, the lecturer has regained his freedom since Friday, October 7, and reunited with his family.”

While not disclosing whether a ransom was paid for the release of the lecturer, Shehu said it was by the miracle of God that the lecturer was set free.