A 100-year-old woman, Hawwau Amarea, who was kidnapped by gunmen at Kudin village of Mahuta Local Government Area of Kebbi State, has regained her freedom.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 10, Sokoto , Alhaji Bala Hassan, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Thursday.
He said Amarea was freed by the operatives attached to the new anti-kidnap squad set up to apprehend those involved in the nefarious act.
Hassan stated that the kidnappers demanded N10m ransom.
“Part of the money was made available and was taken to a point where they were supposed to collect it.
“The police then swung into action and rescued the old woman after a gun battle with the kidnappers,” he said.
The AIG added that the kidnappers abandoned the money and fled, saying none of them had been arrested.