12th August, 2021
Alhaji Sani Mohammed Idris, the Niger State Commissioner for Information has regained his freedom, after three days in the captivity of bandits.
Idris was abducted early on Monday by bandits in his home in Baba Tunga village in Tafa LGA of the state.
He was released on Thursday around 9:30pm at a location in Suleja.
Top government officials, who confirmed Idris’s freedom to Channels TV, said he was taken to a hospital for medical check-up.
The officials claimed no ransom was paid.
Idris expressed gratitude to God for protecting him during his stay in the bandits’ den.
“As a Muslim, prayer is the best shield against evil. Allah has a way of testing the faith of believers,” he said.
“My abductors regretted their cruel action and I have forgiven them. I urge you to forgive them too.”