Abducted District Head of Mashio, Yobe state, released by captors


Yobe Police Command on Tuesday confirmed that the abducted District Head of Mashio, Alhaji Isa Mai-Buba, has been released by his captors.

Mai-Buba was abducted on 15 of August by unknown gunmen at his residence.

The Command’s spokesman, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, made the disclosure in a statement released in Damaturu.

He said Mai-Buba was released by his captors on Tuesday in Damaturu, near the state airport along Gashua Road.

“This came as a result of efforts by the joint operation of securities, where all routes linking the district with other locations were beefed up.

“That made it impossible for the abductors to move out to their destination with the chief,” the spokesman said.

Abdulkarim said the victim would receive medical attention for stress and fatigue before being released to his family.

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