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Drama, confusion over bandits’ abduction, release of Dodo of Wawa in Niger State

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Drama, intrigues and confusion appear to encompass the kidnapping and launch of the Dodo of Wawa, (District Head) Dr Mahmoud Ahmed Aliyu in Borgu Native Authorities space of Niger state, who was allegedly launched from the arms of bandits 5 days in the past (Tuesday, twentieth of October, 2021).

The monarch was kidnapped from his palace by bandits on the 4th of September, 2021 and remained with them for 47 days.

The gunmen stormed his palace on bikes, wearing army uniforms at about 10pm within the night time and allegedly whisked him away after retiring to his quarters. They took him within the presence of his household to an unknown location with out hurting any member of his family.

However, after 5 days of their clutches, the district Head of Wawa was stated to have been launched freely and returned again residence by his abductors unharmed.

He regained his freedom, it was learnt, with out cost of ransom because the bandits allegedly by no means referred to as his household to demand for cash.

A standard title holder, the Wallin Wawa, Alh, Bala Galla confirmed this to journalists when contacted.

Based on him, he was in his residence at about 8:30pm after the Ishai prayers, when he heard sound of jubilations from the folks near the palace after which rushed outdoors.

“And I noticed the Dodo within the amongst our folks dancing and singing near his palace. They have been all completely happy on his launch,” the Wallin Wawa said.

Narrating how he was launched, Galla claimed that, “the Dodo stated they introduced him on three bikes,/carrying a passenger every and since, they have been conscious that there was no gentle in the neighborhood as at the moment, they rode near the palace, dropped him and instantly zoomed away.”

Galla additionally defined that the standard ruler advised his topics that he was not tortured by his abductors, however relatively, he was accorded affordable remedy.

This was additionally swiftly adopted by confirmations by the Niger State Authorities by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Mrs Mary Noel-Berje and the Police Command, by the Public Relations Officer, PRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun.

Whereas the CPS stated he was freed with out cost of ransom as the same old stance of the State on problems with kidnap, the Police picture maker stated the DPO of New Bussa, Borgu LG confirmed to the Command of his rescue, however that particulars on his launch have been sketchy.

The affirmation was additional given extra weight as his footage have been additionally splashed on social media by his members of the family of him reuniting together with his folks.

However, a couple of days later, amid jubilations on the information, confusion broke out that the Dodo of Wawa was by no means seen within the palace nor round his area by his individuals who had earlier introduced his launch.

Tongues began wagging as as to whether he was actually launched as claimed by the trio of the palace, the State Authorities and the Police.

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Bandits carry residence kidnapped Niger conventional ruler

As nothing was additional heard or introduced on it by the related authorities, completely different ideas have been expressed on the matter. Some claimed he was introduced again sick and brought to Minna, the state capital to obtain remedy regarding his BP that had purportedly gone up, and the accidents he sustained whereas with the bandits, although, the Wallin Wawa had already disclosed that the monarch advised them he was not tortured by the bandits.

Others said that he was by no means launched as claimed by people who confirmed his launch,due to this fact, questioned why they needed to resort to mendacity to the general public on such an vital situation, whereas some merely claimed that there was by no means a kidnap within the first place.

The confusion continued on whether or not he was nonetheless in captivity or not till, Tuesday, twentieth of October, 2021, when the palace shocked the State once more with a claimed for the second time that its ruler has been launched.

This was confirmed by yet one more titled holder, the Wazirin Wawa, Alhaji Ja’afar Ibrahim Bio, when contacted. He additionally stated a ransom was paid, however didn’t disclose how a lot. This additional contradicted their earlier declare.

Nevertheless, it was gathered {that a} ramson of N10m was paid to safe his freedom.

A video was shared by the household of the Dodo the place he was seen in a white turban being welcomed by his household in addition to members of the palace.

Some residents of the world advised DAILY POST that the Monarch was united together with his folks at precisely 7:30pm amid tears, hugs and celebrations.

Although wanting frail however wholesome, the residents stated, ” the Monarch stated he was not tortured, insulted nor mistreated in anyway by the abductors. He believed his expertise had been predestined and he takes it in good religion”.

Additionally, a supply in Borgu who wouldn’t need his identify in print advised DAILY POST that the folks of Wawa have confirmed the most recent protected return of their ruler.

“After I referred to as my associates in Wawa which is underneath Borgu Emirate, they confirmed the Dodo of Wawa has been launched. They stated he’s bodily current in Wawa. However, as a District Head underneath the Borgu Emirate, he’s speculated to have come over and pay homage to the Mai Borgu ( Emir of Borgu) or not less than referred to as him, which he’s but to do,” the supply said.

Regardless of the controversies that path the problem, the Borgu Emirate Council, it was additional learnt is but to situation any public assertion on the kidnap or the discharge of the district head.

The Niger State Authorities and in addition the Police Command have each saved sealed lips on the most recent announcement from the royal father’s cupboard on the matter.

Efforts to get each the CPS, Mary Noel-Berje and the Police Public Relations Officer, PRO Wasiu Abiodun, who had earlier on, reacted on behalf of the Niger State authorities and the State Police on the matter have been abortive as they may not be reached.

Additionally, folks of the state are condused as to what to make out of what they described as ‘political’ intrigues surrounding the kidnapping and the discharge of the royal father as a few of those that spoke to our correspondent stated, “the monarch must make a public look to not less than put this confusion and drama to a last relaxation”.

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