Information reaching us at katsinapost.com has it that the 82-year-old Hajia Diya, the mother of the major fuel marker and the owner of Shema Petroleum filing stations regained her freedom.
This was disclosed by one of her sons Nagarhi Abubakar on his Facebook page and seen by our correspondent.
According to him, she regained her freedom and in good health.
Our sources close to her who pleaded for anonymity also revealed that the abductors dropped the octogenarian in the early hours of today Thursday at about 3am at an undisclosed place in Runka forest from where she was picked by her relatives.
It could be recalled that the 82-year-old woman, Hajiya Diya, was reportedly abducted early on Friday in her Bayan Area community in Dutsin-ma, Katsina. The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the kidnap but offered no details.
“It is true the woman was abducted on Friday and our men are doing all they can to rescue her,” he told our correspondent on the telephone.
Sources at Dutsin-ma, on Saturday, said the abductors had allegedly demanded N100m to release her.
The abductors’ demand was said to have been made via telephone to the family on Saturday, although no family member, including her son, Nagogo Nagarhi, who is the owner of SHEMA fuel stations, offered anypublic statement on the incident.
According to sources, five gunmen stormed Diya’s residence around 1.30am and beat up her neighbours, before whisking her away on a motorcycle.
Her husband, Alhaji Abdullahi, who was reportedly injured during the attack, was said to be receiving medical attention at an undisclosedhospital in Dutsin-ma.
A neighbour, identified as Usman Barkiya, who was said to have beenshot twice while attempting to rescue Diya, was reportedly receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.