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CBN Governor breaks silence on wife’s kidnap, confirms release

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has broken his silence on the ordeal of his wife, Margaret, who was kidnapped on Thursday but freed last night. He confirmed Margaret’s release in a statement released in Abuja on Saturday morning.

Emefiele expressed gratitude to God, President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies for the rescue of his wife from the hands of kidnappers.

He thanked God Almighty for the life of his dear wife and praised security agencies for their gallantry in bringing his wife back home “within 24 hours in compliance with the directive of President Buhari.”

The CBN Governor also expressed his 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.”

He reaffirmed his resolve to continue to serve the nation diligently and with all his heart without any fear of intimidation.

Mrs. Emefiele was kidnapped around the Edo/Delta boundary while she was coming from Lagos State. The Emefieles are from Delta State.

“Two among the police officers attached to her were reportedly shot and are presently in the hospital receiving treatment.

The abductors were said to have later made contact with her husband and demanded a huge sum as ransom but it is not clear if any was paid.

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