Six days after he was abducted by yet to be identified gunmen the popular musician in Adamawa State, Ado Halliru alias Ado Daukaka, after his new album, which condemned corrupt practices, hit the airwave, had regained freedom after he was dumped unconscious along Lamurde road in southern parts of the state, family and security sources had confirmed.
Family sources had earlier hinted that ,’’Earlier today we got a called from Lafia-Lamurde that Ado Daukaka was found by villagers after he bundled -pushed away on the road.
”We are on our way to see the reality,” said Muhammad Faisal a close friend of Ado Daukaka.
It was gathered that the popular musician was whisked away at his office and kept in a secluded house in the state capital for before he was droved out of the state capital to and dumped in another place, Lamurde about 80 kilometres away from the state capital.
He was later taken to a nearby police outpost before taken to hospital for medication.
In a laden voice, Daukaka who is recuperating in a private clinic in Lafia-Lamurde told this reporter on phone that, ” It was really terrible but thank be to Allah that I am now freed.
‘’ Some strange fellows called on my GSM line saying that they were interested to strike a deal on an album I earlier composed for former Kano state governor Kwankwaso, claiming that they were from Kano. So they wanted me to meet with them in the night which I declined.
‘’They lured me into believing that they meant business, so on the fateful day, Friday, one of them accosted me to mosque and after morning prayer, Subh the man told me that they were waiting for me ,because according to him, already they are on their way back to Kano.
‘’So we proceeded to my shop and on reaching there, the man that accosted me, pointed to one car that was parked closed to the shop saying that they are together and his boss is in the car during which they asked me to enter the parked vehicle to peruse on the names they wanted me to compose a song for them.
‘’And as soon I entered their vehicle one of the three guys pointed his gun at my neck and blinded my eyes and they took-off.
‘’They asked why I am poke nosing into some people affairs? I was not manhandled because they do provided food to me, but all I declined instead I only asked for biscuit and milk.
‘’After about three days, another group took me to another hidden place and I was later dumped along Lamurde.
” I sincerely thank all and sundry that had fervent prayers for my release,” Ado Daukaka has recalled.
But when contacted the police spokesman in the state SP Othman Abubakar said that,’’ We are not aware as at the time of this call.’’