Abducted Niger Information Commissioner released, says he has forgiven his abductors

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The Niger State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Muhammad Sani Idris, has been released by his abductors.

The Commissioner, who was abducted on Sunday night by bandits, was released around 9.30pm on Thursday.

According to available information, Idris was released at a location in Suleja Town and taken to hospital for check up.

According to an official of the state, no ransom was paid for his release.

He was received by families and friends where he was quoted in a report by The Eagle online to have said: “As Muslims, Allah has promised to protect us all.

“I am begging you not to lay curses on the people (abductors) that did this.

“Allah said he has forgiven them both in heaven and on earth.

“I have forgiven them.

“When I told them that I have forgiven them, they were all crying.

“They said if they had known, they wouldn’t have kidnapped me.

“They assured that because of me, they will stop the kidnapping business.

“They came all the way from Zamfara State and they don’t know anywhere around here (Suleja).

“Somebody gave them money to kidnap me because the person said the Governor gives me money and N200 million every month.

“The person who sent them told them that if I am unable to pay N200 million as ransom, they should kill me.

“They drew the picture of my house, the exact way the house is.

“The person that sent them and the bandits, I forgive all of them.”

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