Wife of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Mrs Margaret Emefiele, kidnapped on Thursday has been released by her kidnappers.

Family sources said a combined team of soldiers, air force officers and mobile police said to be over 1,000 stormed the forest at Benin-Agbor road where she was kidnapped and rescued her.

“She was rescued “due to the gallantry of the Armed Forces, Police and Security Forces”, in Ugoneki near Benin City and is currently recuperating in Government House, Asaba”, a family source said.

Earlier on Friday, the Nigerian Police had said it was not aware of the abduction of Mrs. Margaret Emefiele, wife of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.

Mrs Emefiele was allegedly abducted along the Benin-Agbor Road by heavily armed kidnappers on Thursday.

When contacted the Delta state police spokesperson, Superintendent Celestina Kalu said the Command was not aware of the kidnapping.

Also, attempts to reach the Police Force Spokesman DCP, Don Awunah to confirm the kidnapping was unsuccessful as his telephone number was unreachable.

Efforts to reach either the CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, or the apex bank’s spokesman, Mr Isaac Okoroafor was unsuccessful.

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