Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Godwin Emefiele has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for taxing security operatives to rescue his wife from kidnappers within 24 hours.
Mrs Margaret Emefiele, wife of the CBN governor, was kidnapped by armed gunmen along the Benin-Agbor road on Thursday. The kidnappers demanded a ransom from the CBN governor. The CBN governor’s wife was rescued on Friday evening.
In a statement released in Abuja on Saturday by the acting director, corporate communications, CBN, Mr Isaac Okorafor, Emefiele praised the security agencies for their gallantry in bringing his wife back home within 24 hours, in compliance with the directive of President Buhari.
He also thanked 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.
Mr Emefiele reaffirmed his resolve to continue to serve the nation diligently and without any fear of intimidation.