The Nasarawa State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Yakubu Lawal, has regained freedom after five days in captivity.
Lawal was kidnapped by gunmen who stormed his residence in Nasarawa Eggon local government area Monday night.
Confirming his release Friday, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Ramhan Nansel, said the commissioner was released due to sustained pressure from officers of the command on the gunmen.
He said, “The abducted Commissioner has been released around 6pm today and he has been reunited with his family.
“Based on credible information, we gathered that the kidnappers took the commissioner to Tawa-Gali area around Mada station in Nasarawa Eggon LGA, so we mobilised our men to go after them.
“On getting there, we mounted pressure on them, so they had to leave the commissioner there and ran away.”