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Kidnapped Kano Village Head Regains Freedom, Varsity Professor Delivering Ransom Abducted



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The abducted village head of Karfi in Takai Local Government of Kano State, Abdulyahyah Ilo, has regained his freedom.

They however, held a varsity professor at Kano State University of Science and Technology (KSTU), Wudil, Huzaifa Karfi, who reportedly went to deliver the ransom.

Recall that gunmen invaded the village and kidnapped the Sarkin Karfi and also killed six persons that attempted to rescue him.

They were said to have invaded the village on three motorcycles from Bauchi State through Ringim forest in Jigawa.


A resident of the area, Musa Sa’ad, confirmed the release of the village head by his abductors to Daily Trust.

He revealed that local hunters and vigilantes had arrested one suspected kidnapper in the bush in connection to the abduction and killing at Karfi village.

“They successfully collected the ransom and held Dr Huzaifa in connection to their man that was captured by the vigilante group. They demanded the release of their man as a condition to release him.” Sa’ad said.

A brother to the traditional ruler, Yusuf Ismail, also confirmed that he had been released and was receiving treatment at a hospital.


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