27 Kano traders who were kidnapped enroute Abia from Kano have been released.
An undisclosed amount of ransom was paid.
The management of the Kantin Kwari market confirmed this when the spokesperson, Mansur Haruna-Dandago spoke to newsmen on Sunday in Kano.
We communicated with some of them. All of them are released. They are fine and en route to Kano state.
“I can’t disclose amount paid to secure their release because that is not as important as the freedom of the traders. But, I can confirm to you that ransom was paid and we are grateful to Allah for their release.
“Let me also use this medium to thank everyone in the market for their financial and spiritual contributions towards the release of the kidnapped traders. We are also grateful to members of public for their prayers and goodwill,” he said.