The Dodo of Wawa community, Niger State, Dr Mahmoud Ahmed Aliyu, has been freed by his abductors after spending 45 days in their captivity. 

He was said to have been released at about 7:30pm on Tuesday after the payment of N10million ransom to the bandits.

The Wazirin Wawa, Alhaji Ja’afar Ibrahim Bio, confirmed the release of the traditional ruler to Daily Trust, on the telephone but declined comment on how much was paid to secure his release. 

In a video shared by his family, the traditional ruler was seen in a white turban being welcomed by his family and members of the palace.

Aliyu was abducted in his palace by heavily armed men around 9pm on September 4. 

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