The primary school teacher kidnapped in Zaria, Kaduna State has been released. Her brother shared the happy news this morning on Facebook.
"Alhamdulillah.... Fatima (binta) Umar is free at last. she was released last night by her abductors. we are really grateful for ur prayers, support and concern. Thanks a lot." he wrote.
The woman, Fatima Umar, a teacher at LEA Maiduguri Road, Kaduna, was kidnapped on September 19th, at her husband's house when the gunmen could not find money to steal.
According to an eyewitness, who spoke to Daily Trust, the incident happened around 2am. When the armed robbers searched the house and couldn't get any money, they attempted to kidnap a baby but Fatima, wife of a lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, held back the child. They now took her with them
The kidnappers had contacted the family and demanded for N10 million ransom. It is not yet clear if they paid to have her released.