Breaking: Bandits release Kaduna emir, hold on to daughter, 12 others


Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, Emir of Kajuru, has been released from captivity.

Gunmen had on Sunday morning abducted Kajuru and 13 of his family members in his palace.

However, it was gathered that the monarch has been released.

The report also noted that thirteen other persons abducted from the monarch’s private residence including his daughter were still in captivity.


A source told reporters that the bandits released the emir around the forest area leading to the Kajuru castle.

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A member of the emir’s family said he was well and will be taken to the hospital for examination.

Ibrahim Inuwa Kajuru, a former Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Kaduna, confirmed the monarch’s release.

The journalist, who is also a resident of the town, said the emir has addressed his subjects at his palace.

The bandits had earlier demanded N200m for the monarch’s release.

However, it is still unclear if any ransom was paid to secure his release.