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Kidnapped former Secretary to the Enugu State Government, Dr. Dan Shere has finally been released by his abductors.
The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that the medical doctor was kidnapped alongside several other commuters on Thursday.
According to reports, the same hoodlums had earlier abducted several students of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN.
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However, Shere was freed Saturday evening, together with other hostages, leading to jubilation in the entire Nsukka town.
The Eastern Updates reports that residents trooped to his Opi residence where a wild celebration is ongoing.
It is still unclear how much was paid to secure his freedom. But the Enugu State Government moved bulldozers into the location Saturday morning, clearing the thick forest.
Shere who is a medical doctor served under the administration of former Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the Enugu politician was travelling to Nsukka for a meeting when the gunmen attacked him alongside other travellers.
One of the survivors, who shared a video of the attack, said the gunmen were about eight in number.
‘They shot severally at our vehicle; one of us was hit by the bullets. But our driver managed to move on. We succeeded in taking the victim to the hospital,’ he narrated while thanking God for saving him and four others from the same community.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the kidnappers, who are said to be Fulani herdsmen, have increased their ransom demand on those they earlier picked on Sunday.
‘They earlier demanded the sum of N2m on one of the victims but they have now increased it to N30m. They search the phones of the victims to know their status,” the source said.
Returning students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, who were abducted on Sunday are also yet to be freed.