Kidnapping: Freed Former Labour Minister Is Traumatised
The Nigerian government is promoting engagement in farming, but at times, being in the farm alone could be risky.
A former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Mr Hussaini Akwanga, abducted by unknown gunmen from his farm in Akwanga, Nasarawa State on August 22, has regained his freedom.
his experience has left him traumatised.
The spokesman for the State Police Command in Nasarawa State, Kennedy Idirisu, confirmed his release to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lafia.
He said the septuagenarian-politician was released unhurt by his captors at 6.00 p.m. on Thursday, about 48 hours after he was abducted.
“Although he was a little traumatised, he is hale and hearty and has been reunited with his family,” the top police official said.
Police and other security operatives involved in the rescue operation had mounted pressure on the abductors, forcing them to release the former minister.
No arrest had been made, but investigation is ongoing to unmask those behind the criminal act.
On whether any ransom was paid to secure the release of the politician, the police’s spokesman said the command had no knowledge of such.
Akwanga, who served under the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, took to farming since he left office in 2003.