Abducted Emir of Bungudu freed after 32 days in captivity


Hassan Atto, Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara, has regained freedom after 32 days in the kidnapper’s den.

The monarch was abducted on September 14 by gunmen along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway, with one police officer killed and two other people injured.

The Bundugu emirate on Sunday announced that the Emir is free from his abductors and currently undergoing clinical and psychological treatment from the ordeal.


“The Emir of Bungudu (Sarkin Fulanin Bungudu) Alhaji Hassan Attahiru has regained his freedom after 32 days in captivity. On behalf of the family and Bungudu Emirate, we wish to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this trying time,” the statement reads.

“We appreciate all the efforts of Kaduna State Government throughout this challenging period. Our immense gratitude to the Zamfara State Government for playing a key role to see our father returned home safely.

“We salute the Nigerian Police Force and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria 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.”

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