The Sierra Leonean Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Maj.-Gen. Nelson Williams, who was kidnapped on July 1 in Kaduna by suspected gunmen, has regained freedom, police said.
A statement signed and issued by the Force Spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Don Awunah in Abuja on Tuesday, confirmed the development.
The statement averred that the Sierra Leonean envoy gained his freedom at about 16: 00 hours along Abuja- Kaduna road following credible intelligence and technical support.
The statement said there was intense police activities on both land and air patrol within the area.
It said Mr. Williams was in good condition and had been reunited with his family.
The statement said that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, assured members of the diplomatic corps and other foreigners of their safety and security in Nigeria.