The abducted wife of the Chief of Adara in Kachia Local Government, Kaduna State, Mrs Victoria Galadima has been freed.

She was freed in the early hours of Sunday.

Confirming her release, the spokesman for the Kaduna Police Command, Yakubu Sabo, said the woman was currently under medical examination at Kachia General Hospital.

According to him, efforts are being intensified to secure the release of her husband, Dr Maiwada Galadima, who is still being held hostage alongside his driver, identified as Timothy.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that four people including a policeman were killed by the abductors on Friday before taking away the monarch, his wife and driver. 

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After they were taken, Mr Ibrahim Yakubu, a son in-law to the Chief, explained that the Chief and his wife were taken away while returning to Kachia from Kaduna.

“The Kidnappers stopped the Chief’s vehicle at the military check point at Idon and shot his Police Orderly.

“Immediately, they took the Chief and his wife into the bush leaving behind two of his drivers, his daughter and a granddaughter,” he said.

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