Just In: Kidnapped NIS Spokesperson Regains Freedom, Police Mum On Ransom Payment


The abducted spokesperson of the Edo Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mrs Bridget Esene, has been released by her abductors.

The NIS spokesperson who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Benin on Sunday, was released at about 4pm on Tuesday.

The Edo Police command confirmed her release and declined to comment on whether ransom was paid or not.

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The spokesman of the Police Command, Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed her release to the newsmen.

However, a family source said ransom was paid to secure her freedom from her abductors.

According to the source, “We were very discreet about how we went about securing her freedom because of the publicity generated by her abduction.

“Yes, we had to pay to get her released but the amount is not what i can say publicly for security reason. She was releases to us this afternoon at about 4pm.”

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It will be recalled that Esene was abducted in Ikhueniro area of Benin on Sunday on her way to church for the Sunday service.


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