Kebbi - A 100-year-old woman, Hawwau Amarea, who was kidnapped by gunmen at Kudin village of Mahuta Local Government Area of Kebbi State, has regained her freedom.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 10, Sokoto , Bala Hassan, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Thursday.
He said Amarea was freed by the operatives attached to the new anti-kidnap squad set up to apprehend those involved in the nefarious act.
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Hassan stated that the kidnappers demanded N10m ransom.
“Part of the money was made available and was taken to a point where they were supposed to collect it.
“The police then swung into action and rescued the old woman after a gun battle with the kidnappers,” he said.
The AIG added that the kidnappers abandoned the money and fled, saying none of them had been arrested.