Kidnappers Release 2 Germans Abducted in Southern Kaduna

Kidnappers Release 2 Germans Abducted in Southern Kaduna
Posted by Ifeanyi Okugbo on 2017-02-27 00:10:44 (236 Views)

Kidnappers Release 2 Germans Abducted in Southern Kaduna


The two Germans kidnapped in Southern Kaduna State have been released. They were released Saturday night.

A German archaeologist, Peter Breunig, and his colleague, Johannes Buringer, were released by their abductors, police sources told PREMIUM TIMES.

“Yes, they were released last night (Saturday) by their kidnappers. No ransom was paid,” a senior police officer said in Kaduna on condition of anonymity.

“We are expecting an official statement from Force Headquarters , Abuja with details of their release.

Officials at the police headquarters in Abuja also confirmed the release, saying investigations are ongoing to arrest the kidnappers.

“Investigations are very much on, and we believe we will get them (the kidnappers),” a senior officer knowledgeable about the investigations said in Abuja.

The Germans were kidnapped on Wednesday in Jenjela village, Kagarko emirate of Kagargo Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Two local hunters who tried to prevent their kidnap were killed in the process.

The kidnappers later demanded N60 million as ransom, while the police deployed special forces and aerial surveillance to secure their release.The two Germans who were recently kidnapped in kaduna State have regained their freedom.

A reliable police source told Channels Television that the victims, Professor Peter Breunia and Johannes Behirnger, were released unhurt late on Saturday by their abductors.

They were released in Katari village, along the Kaduna – Abuja expressway, after intense pressure and surveillance around the forest by a combing team of Intelligence Response Team, Police Mobile Force and personnel of the state Anti-Kidnapping Unit.

The source however did not reveal whether any ransom was paid but confirmed that the victims have been re-united with officials of the German embassy in Abuja.

The two Germans were kidnapped on the February 22, in a Kaduna deep forest where they were said to have gone for archaeological work to discover an ancient town that is not existing now in the forest.The two Germans who were recently kidnapped in kaduna State have regained their freedom.

A reliable police source told Channels Television that the victims, Professor Peter Breunia and Johannes Behirnger, were released unhurt late on Saturday by their abductors.

They were released in Katari village, along the Kaduna – Abuja expressway, after intense pressure and surveillance around the forest by a combing team of Intelligence Response Team, Police Mobile Force and personnel of the state Anti-Kidnapping Unit.

The source however did not reveal whether any ransom was paid but confirmed that the victims have been re-united with officials of the German embassy in Abuja.

The two Germans were kidnapped on the February 22, in a Kaduna deep forest where they were said to have gone for archaeological work to discover an ancient town that is not existing now in the forest.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was later briefed by the Inspector General of Police on the kidnap.




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