Abducted wife of Ex-Edo Speaker released


The wife of former Edo Speaker, Hassana Zakawanu Garuba, who was abducted along the Lokoja-Abuja highway on Saturday, has been released.

She was kidnapped with the driver on her way to Auchi to bury her late Husband Zakawanu Garuba, who died of undisclosed ailment in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja.

Hassana, her three children and aged mother of the late Speaker were travelling from Abuja for the burial when they ran into kidnappers at Kabba junction in Kogi state.

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The kidnappers were said to have made away with the widow while leaving the three children and their grandmother.

But younger brother to the deceased Speaker newsmen on Saturday night that Hassana has been released unhurt by her abductors.

He however said the whereabouts of the driver remained unknown.

Meanwhile, also gathered the remains of Garuba would be interred tonight in his Auchi residence.


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