The daughter of a former governorship aspirant in Adamawa state, Miss Aisha Umar Ado, was kidnapped by gunmen in Abuja on Saturday night.
According to her father, Dr. Umar Ardo, his daughter was freed on Sunday.
24-year-old Aisha was abducted on Saturday around 7:45 pm at Blinkers Shopping Mall at 46 Kwame Nkrumah Crescent in Asokoro, Abuja.
The gunmen were said to have driven in an ash-coloured Toyota Camry car.
It was further gathered that Aisha was coming out of the shopping mall with the provisions she bought when the gunmen blocked her with their car, forced her in and whisked her away.
Aisha’s father contested for the governorship of Adamawa state under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011 election.
However, in a statement published Sunday night on the Facebook page of Abubakar Sadiq Ajiya, Ardo said his daughter has been freed.
He did not indicate whether he paid ransom to the abductors.
“I’m glad to inform all and sundry that my daughter, Ai’sha, has been released by her abductors. I collected her somewhere around Gwarimpa where they dumped her by the roadside. She is safe and sound.
I thank you and all Nigerians for the support given to me during these trying hours. I appreciate that it”, he said.