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Abducted Former Minister of Environment, Laurentia Mallam and Her Husband Regain Freedom



Laurentia Laraba Mallam

Laurentia Laraba Mallam

The Police Command in Kaduna State on Wednesday confirmed the release of the immediate past Minister of Environment, Laurentia Mallam, and her husband, Pius.

The couple was abducted along Bwari/Jere axis on Kaduna-Abuja highway on Monday evening.

The Command’s spokesman, ASP Aliyu Usman, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna that they regained their freedom on Wednesday evening.

“They were rescued at Jare through the effort of the security operatives,’’ he said.

Usman said no one had been arrested in connection with the incident but added: “We are doing everything possible to arrest the suspects so that they can face the law. The ex-minister and her husband have united with their family.”

Usman said that the abductors took away the former minister and her husband but released their driver unharmed.

“We call on the public to always give police useful information so as track criminals in our society,” he said.

NAN recalls that the abduction of high profile individuals in the country has been on the increase in recent times.

Early on Wednesday the police in Oyo State confirmed the shooting of a former Vice-Chancellor of University of Ibadan, Professor Olufemi Bamiro, by persons who allegedly attempted to kidnap him.

On Saturday, October 1, the abductors of Margaret Emefiele, the wife of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, released her after three days in captivity.


  1. Moyo

    October 6, 2016 at 7:59 am

    We thank God for their being safe and free

  2. SkyPrince

    October 6, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Good news!


  3. ICE T

    October 6, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    How much did they pay for their release?

  4. Sakura

    October 6, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    The driver was shot o, unharmed ke?

  5. zeebaby

    October 10, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    We thank God for her safe release. But na wa o. Nigeria has gotten to that point where the poor have nothin to eat but the rich. Lazy boys are now tracking and kidnapping people they assume rich. May God help us.

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