Staff of Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State who were kidnapped by gunmen have been freed.
The workers were abducted on Saturday January 29, by the gunmen along Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway, within Imo/Abia boundary of Leru Community. They were reportedly returning from a wedding ceremony at the time of the incident.
News of the 11 kidnapped council workers regaining their freedom came barely 24 hours after their colleagues concluded a prayer session at the headquarters of the council secretariat.
The Nation reported that the captors accepted an alleged ransom of about N5 million.