Abducted House of Reps member Garba Durbunde set free

A member of the House of Representatives Garba Durbunde, who was abducted along the Abuja-Kaduna highway has been released.

Durbunde is the lawmaker representing Takai/Sumaila federal constituency of Kano state at the lower legislative chamber.

The spokesperson of the House, Abdulrazak Namdas, had confirmed this development on Wednesday evening, according to report.

Namdas said the lawmaker has been released unhurt and since reunited with his family.

When asked if any ransom was paid before he was released, Mr. Namdas said, "I learnt he wasn’t the actual target so he was released without any ransom."

He was said to have been kidnapped while returning to Abuja after a trip to Kano.

He was a commissioner in the administration of former Kano state governor, Rabiu Kwakwanso, who is now a senator.