Kidnapped widow of ex-Edo speaker regains freedom

Kidnappers have released Hassana, wife of the deceased former Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Zakawanu Garuba.

Guruba who was speaker of the Edo assembly between 2007 and 2009, died in Abuja after a brief illness.

She was abducted along the Lokoja-Abuja highway on Saturday with the driver on her way to Auchi to bury Garuba, who died of undisclosed ailment in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja.

The deceased’s mother, his wife and three children were conveying his remains to Edo when the incident happened.

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Zakawanu and Hassana

The gunmen had ordered Garuba’s wife and her driver to follow them while his mother and children were allowed to continue their journey to Edo.

The younger brother to the deceased said on Saturday night that Hassana had been released unhurt by her abductors.

He, however, said the whereabouts of the driver remained unknown.

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