The wife of the governor of Nigeria’s Central bank who was kidnapped on Friday has been freed.
Margaret Emefiele was abducted at Ugoneki, a few miles from Benin City, Edo State but was released in the early hours of Saturday after a massive police operation in the area.
A source told the Guardian on Friday that Emefiele’s orderly died when the kidnappers struck.
The source said Mrs. Emefiele had boarded a flight from Abuja and landed safely at the Benin Airport, from where she left for Agbor in Delta State by road.
It was gathered that the hoodlums intercepted the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) she was travelling in and shot her orderly, who attempted to resist the operation.
It was not yet clear how the heavily armed men escaped with their captives into the bush, but sources said that two persons, including Mrs. Emefiele, were whisked away.