Former Minister of Environment, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam and her husband, Mr. Pius Mallam who were kidnapped by armed persons on Monday night in Kaduna State have been freed by their captors.
Vanguard gathered Wednesday night that the former minister and her hubby regained freedom around 9pm.
A competent source close to the family confirmed to Vanguard that they were freed after a N10 million ransom was paid.
The source quoted the former minister as saying that the kidnappers were young Fulani men.
According to the source, the former minister and her husband have since returned to their home in Abuja.
The family reportedly paid an undisclosed sum for ransom before the kidnappers set the aged couple free after series of bargaining over the ransom.