Abducted Niger State Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Muhammed Idris, has regained his freedom.
It is said Muhammed was taken away from his residence, around 11pm on Sunday.
The kidnappers had established contact with his family, demanding N500 million in ransom for his release.
The gunmen broke into his residence, attacking his wife and baby before whisking him away.
SaharaReporters learnt the commissioner was released on Thursday night.
It was however not clear if ransom was paid or how much was paid.
The Niger state government had insisted it would not pay any ransom to secure the commissioner’s release.
The excited commissioner full of thanks;