Senator Dino Melaye was reportedly kidnapped yesterday by unknown gunmen on his way to answer his case in court.
The Kogi state senator was said to have been whisked away by unidentified men in a Toyota car as he was headed to Lokoja from Abuja.
His colleague, senator Ben Murray Bruce broke the news of the abduction via his Twitter account on Thursday morning.
Senator Melaye has now taken to social media to thank Nigerians for their prayers as he says he has now regained his freedom.
The lawmaker recounted of how he spent 11 hours in the wilderness and how God spared his life.
I thank God once again for escaping another dangerous attack. I also thank Nigerians for their prayers and show of Love. Spent 11 hours in the wilderness traumatized but God preserved me. God is the best and in whom ONLY I trust. They will continue to try. WE SHALL OVERCOME!!!
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) July 27, 2018