The Emir of Kajuru in Kaduna state, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, who was abducted on Sunday, has regained his freedom. He broke down in tears shortly after he was released.
While addressing his subjects, the monarch got overwhelmed by emotions.
He started saying, “People of Kajuru…” but he could hardly complete his thought before he got emotional.
He covered his face with both hands to contain his emotions in a 21-second clip.
Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the release to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, in Kaduna.
He said the second class traditional ruler was released this evening and is now in his palace.
Jalige said details of how the ruler was freed would be communicated in due course.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the emir was kidnapped with 10 members of his family in the early hour of Sunday, in Kajuru town of Kajuru Local Government Area.