Bandits have released the son of the District Head of Gayari town in Zamfara State , Yasir Mohammed , after collecting a motorcycle as ransom .
The PUNCH reported that the District Head of Gayari , Alhaji Hassan Mohammed , was kidnapped by bandits alongside his son , Yasir.
The kidnappers later released the monarch , continued to keep his son and demanded a brand new motorbike as ransom .
Narrating the ordeal to The PUNCH , a family member , Alhaji Faruku Gayari, said , “ When we realised that the bandits were not ready to release Yasir without the motorcycle , we have to tax ourselves to buy it and deliver it to them.
Faruku stated that Yasir was released on Sunday but could not get back home until Monday afternoon .
“ He trekked for almost 13 hours from the forest where he was held captive to the town because the bandits refused to give him a lift to the main road .
“ He was moving helplessly in the forest , trying to locate the main road until he arrived at one village and was guided by the villagers on the direction to follow . ”
Faruku said Yasir was in good health , despite all he encountered .