The abducted village head of Mashio in Fune Local Government Council, Yobe State, has regained his freedom.
The Police Public Relations Officer, (ASP) Dungus Abdulkarim told Journalists that the victim, Isa Mai Buba, was released by his captors in the early hours of Tuesday, August 18, 2020, along Damaturu-Babbangida road.
The Police spokesman noted that no ransom was paid, adding that the gunmen abandoned the victim due to the security beefed up at all the border communities.
He further added that the victim will be taken to the hospital for examination before handing him over to his family.
Mr Buba was abducted alongside his son when the insurgents attacked his community last Saturday, August 15, 2020.
The attackers went into Mashio community in Fune Local Government Council and started shooting sporadically.
DSP Abdulkarim disclosed that the son of the village head escaped in the early hours of Sunday while his father was still in captivity.