Kidnapped Sierra Leonean Envoy Regained Freedom


The Deputy High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Nigeria, Maj. Gen. Alfred William, who was kidnapped along Abuja- Kaduna road on July 1 on his way to a military passing out parade, has regained his freedom.

In a statement released by the Police Spokesman Don Awunah in Abuja yesterday, the envoy was “released at about 16:00 of 5th July along Abuja-Kaduna road.”

The police said his release was made possible following credible intelligence and technical support which included intense police activities on both land and air patrol within the area.

The general had since been re-united with his family and is in good condition

Acting Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has assured members of the diplomatic Corps and foreign nationals in Nigeria of their safety and security.

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