Spokesperson of the Edo State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Mrs Bridget Esene, has been released by her kidnappers.
A family source, claimed that ransom was paid to secure her release but didn’t disclose the amount.
It can be recalled that the PPRO was abducted around Iqueniro area off Agbor Road, on Sunday morning, January 24, on her way to church in Benin City.
It was gathered that the suspected kidnappers trailed Esene from her home to the church, dragged her out of the car into their vehicle and whisked her away to an unknown destination.
She has now regained her freedom, and according to The News, a source close to the Edo police command said Mrs. Esene narrated how she was abducted at gunpoint by the kidnappers and sold to another gang suspected to be herdsmen.
“I was forced into the car and driven out of the church premises by the five gunmen who later sold me to another set of kidnappers who are suspected herdsmen. The armed men later took me into the forest and some other hardened kidnappers were on ground to receive me. I was later sold to another set of gunmen who then took her deeper into the forest,” she was quoted as saying.