The District Head of Wamakko in Wamakko local government area of Sokoto state, Alhaji Salihu Barade, who was recently kidnapped and released on Friday night, has narrated how his abductors took him to a forest where he and them were hungry.
The 60-year old traditional ruler, who is the younger brother of Governor Aliyu Wamakko, was kidnapped April 8 by unknown gunmen in his farm in Wamakko local government area of the state and later released by his abductors on Friday, near the farm of the Emir of Gummi in Zamfara state.
Speaking to newsmen in Wamakko council after gaining his freedom, the District Head said:”I could not eat food for two days and I could not pray as there was no water in the place they kept me.
“I cannot however tell you whether a ransom was paid or not as they seized all my handsets. In fact, as you can see I am hale and hearty but we were starving with my abductors as they took me to a forest.”
The traditional ruler called on the government to improve the security system which he said should be part of the measures to stem the tide of kidnappings and other crimes in the country.
He expressed gratitude to God for securing his release even as he asked Nigerians to sustain fervent prayers for peace and unity in the country.