A file photo of the Emir of Kajuru
The Emir of Kajuru in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, Alhassan Adamu, has been rushed to the hospital hours after regaining freedom from bandits.
The 85-year-old monarch was abducted by bandits in his palace in the early hours of Sunday alongside 13 members of his family.
He was later released on Monday evening, while the other members of his family including the daughter, grandchildren, three of his aides and five others remain in captivity.
The Spokesman of the Kajuru Emirate Council, Dahiru Abubakar, told Channels Television that the Emir suffered Post Traumatic Stress, even as he remains worried about the fate of his children, a situation which prompted his being rushed to the hospital.
The bandits had swooped on the Emir in the early hours of Sunday morning, just six days after the abduction of 121 students of Bethel Baptist School in neighbouring Chikun Local Government Area.
Numbering over 200, they were said to have stormed the emirate, firing gunshots, before proceeding to the Emir’s palace and whisking him and 13 members of his family away.