Nigerian troops has rescued wife and daughter of Shehu of Bama, Alhaji Umar Ibn Kyari El-Kanemi, abducted by Boko Haram about two years ago during the capture of the town has regained their freedom.
This publication established that the traditional ruler wife and her daughter was brought to Maiduguri on Monday by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Victor Ezugwu.
The release of the two, was greeted with wide jubilation by members of the Royal family as some of those present at the Shehu’s abode when they were brought could not resist from shedding tears of joy.
The monarch wife was abducted along with two of her children, a boy and a girl when the town fell to the insurgents two years ago. She however lost her son during the captivity in the hands of the insurgents.
Meanwhile residents of Maiduguri have started trooping to the abode of the ruler who was forced to relocate from Bama when the town fell to the insurgents about two years ago.
Among the early callers at the residence include the Borno State Deputy Governor, Usman Durkwa and the wife of Borno State Governor, Hajiya Nana Shettima.