The Nigeria Police has confirmed that a German archaeologist, Peter Breunig, and his colleague, Johannes Buringer, were released on Saturday night. “Yes, they were released last night (Saturday) by their abductors. No ransom was paid. We are expecting an official statement from Force Headquarters , Abuja with details of their release.” a senior police officer said in Kaduna on condition of anonymity.
Officials at the police headquarters in Abuja also confirmed the release, saying investigations are ongoing to arrest the abductors.
“Investigations are very much on, and we believe we will get them (the abductors),” a senior officer knowledgeable about the investigations said in Abuja.
NigeriaCircle.Com had reported how the Germans were abducted on Wednesday in Jenjela village, Kagarko emirate of Kagargo Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Two local hunters who tried to prevent their abduct were killed in the process. The abductors later demanded N60 million (200000 USD) as ransom, while the police deployed special forces and aerial surveillance to secure their release.
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