It is not clear whether Yahaya Chado, a Federal lawmaker representing Maradun/Bakura Federal constituency of Zamfara, paid ransom or not.

He is happy that his last son, Juniadu Yahaya, has been released nine days after kidnappers took him and his brother, Muhammad.

The kidnappers had come to their home in Gora village, Maradun Local Government Area and successfully took them away.

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The gunmen also killed six persons and wounded four others on their way out of the village.

About 2 hours after they were taken, the kidnappers released Muhammad with a mobile phone number that the parents should call.

When Chado called, the kidnappers demanded for 10 million Naira as ransom for Junaidu.

The spokesman for the Police in the state, Muhammad Shehu, who confirmed the release of Junaidu on Wednesday however said they do not have any information on the ransom.

“We are not aware of the payment of any amount as ransom to secure the release of the victim.”

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Junaidu, who was dropped in the village by the abductors on Tuesday, has been taken to the Police Headquarters in Gusau for debriefing.

"We are hoping to get to the hideout of the criminals,’’ the police spokesman added. 

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