Gazali Shehu Ahmad, special adviser to Zamfara governor on Strategy, also confirmed the release of the monarch.
“On behalf of the family and Bungudu Emirate, we wish to thank everyone for the prayers and support during this trying time,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
“We appreciate all the efforts of Kaduna State Government throughout this challenging period. Our immense gratitude to the Zamfara State Government in playing a key role to see our father returned home safely.
“We salute the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) for the support in facilitating the release of the Emir.
“We wish to plead with the public to respect the privacy of the Emir in the coming weeks as he receives medical attention and post-trauma management.”
The publication stated that about N20 million was earlier paid as ransom to the emir’s kidnappers, but they refused to release him.
The bandits were said to have asked for additional money.
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