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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Yola: Abducted journalist released after ransom payment


n Adamawa-based female journalist Amra Isa-Mbamba who was kidnapped on May 4 in her home located at Yola South Local Government Area has regained her freedom, her husband, Ahmed Isa-Mbamba, confirmed on Wednesday.

Mr Isa-Mbamba told NAN in Yola that ransom was paid before his wife was released but did not disclose the amount.

“Amra regained her freedom on Tuesday, May 11, at about 10:00 p.m. and reunited with her family.

“She returned safely and an undisclosed amount was paid before her release,” the victim’s husband said.

He thanked security operatives, relatives and colleagues for their effort in setting his wife free.

Mrs Isa-Mbamba, a breastfeeding mother, was forcefully taken away from her very young children, including a six-month-old baby.

Speaking to NAN, the young mother said she was grateful to God and happy to reunite with her family and friends.

The Adamawa police spokesperson Sulaiman Nguroje also confirmed her release, adding that the police were trailing her kidnappers.


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