A son of the Nigerian Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Professor Ali Isa Pantami has been rescued after he was earlier kidnapped by bandits.
Daily Trust reports that the Minister’s son identified as Alamin Isa Ali Pantami who lives with his grandmother was kidnapped in Bauchi State.
According to sources, he was found at a checkpoint in Dambam, one of the Local Government Areas of Bauchi State, on Friday.
The source however did not state if any ransom was paid.
Confirming his release, one of the victim’s guardians, said, “We just left the house; he is back home now. He was found in Dambam, where his abductors dropped him. They dropped him at a checkpoint and from there, he was brought home.”
When contacted on Friday afternoon, the Chief Imam of Isa Ali Jummaat Mosque, Imam Hussaini, who had earlier refused to comment on the incident, simply told Daily Trust, “The boy is at home.”
But the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Bauchi, Mohammed Ahmed Wakil, said the matter was not reported.