Abducted German Archaeologists Regain Freedom

Abducted German Archaeologists Regain Freedom

Mfonobong Akpan

The victims, Professor Peter Breunia and Johannes Behirnger, were released in Katari village along the Kaduna – Abuja expressway unhurt late on Saturday by their abductors after intense pressure and surveillance around the forest by a combined team of Intelligence Response Team, Police Mobile Force and personnel of the state Anti-Kidnapping Unit.

It is clear whether any ransom was paid but it’s confirmed that the victims have been re-united with officials of the German embassy in Abuja.

The two Germans were kidnapped on the February 22, in a Kaduna deep forest where they were said to have gone for archaeological work to discover an ancient town that is not existing now in the forest. Two locals who tried to prevent their abduction were shot dead by the abductors.

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