By Bode Olushegun
The village head of Mashio in Fune local government area of Yobe State, Isa Mashio, has been released by his abductors, the Police said on Tuesday.
The village head was abducted in a flurry of gunshots by unidentified gunmen on Saturday night in Mashio.
A message by the spokesperson of the Police in Yobe State, Dungus Abdulkareem, said he was dumped by his abductors at an open field near the state capital, Damaturu.
Abdulkareem message reads: “Good morning gentlemen, gratefully be informed that Alhaji Isa Mai Buba was rescued from his abductors today 18/8/2020 at (about) 0600hrs.
“This came up as a result of efforts by the joint operation of security operatives in the state, where all routes linking the district of the chief to other locations in the state were beefed up and with conspicuous patrol which makes it impossible for the abductors to move out to their destination, they later released the victim in an open bush near airport along Gashua road, Damaturu.”
He added that the village head showed signs of stress and fatigue and was taken for medical attention but would later be released to his family.