The immediate past minister of environment Mrs. Laurentia Laraba Malam and her husband Mr. Pius Malam who were kidnapped on Monday along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway have been released.
Confirming the release, the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman, said the couple were in good condition of health.
He said, “They were released along the axis where they were kidnapped but we have not taken their statement yet because they are still in shocked.”
Asked if ransom demanded was paid, he said, “I do not have that information. Thank you.”
Mrs. Laurentia and Mr. Pius where kidnapped in Bwari/Jere axis and a N10 million ransom was demanded by the kidnappers.
The police had launched a manhunt and deployed the Technical Response Unit and the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command to track down the kidnappers.