My wife rescued promptly as directed by Buhari — Emefiele

The governor of the Central
Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin
Emefiele, has confirmed the
release of his wife who was
kidnapped on Friday.
Margaret Emefiele, who was
abducted by unknown gunmen,
was rescued by security
operatives at Ugoneki near
Benin City late Friday.
News website, Sahara
Reporters, said a her captors
demanded a N1.5 billion
ransom.
It was not clear whether the
amount was paid.
Mr. Emefiele expressed
gratitude to God, President
Muhammadu Buhari and
security agencies for the rescue
of his wife.
“I am grateful security agencies
for their gallantry in bringing
my wife back home within 24
hours in compliance with the
directive of President
Muhammadu Buhari,” he said
in a statement Saturday.
“My gratitude to the Delta and
Edo State governments, friends
and well wishers who, through
their actions, prayers and
goodwill, helped to bring this
harrowing experience to a
joyful end.
“I reaffirm my resolve to
continue to serve the nation
diligently with all his heart
without any fear of
intimidation,” Mr. Emefiele
said.

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