THE police on Sunday handed over a 63-year-old French man, Francis Collomp, who escaped from terrorists’ den to officials of the French embassy in Kaduna.
He was abducted 11 months ago in Rimi town of Katsina State by suspected members of the Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Bilads-Sudan.
Collomp, who worked as an engineer with a French renewable energy firm, Vergnet company of France, was on a routine official assignment when he was kidnapped.
Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Olufemi Adenaike, who presented Collomp to journalists at the police headquarters on Sunday said, “The man escaped from the kidnappers yesterday (Saturday) through the bush at Dan Magaji village in Zaria, Kaduna State. He saw an Okada man (commercial motorcyclists) and told him to take him to the nearest police station. This is how far I can go for security reasons.”
The Commissioner, who handed him over to French embassy officials, said arrangements had been concluded to fly the man back to France on Monday (today).
He further explained that the kidnappers took the French national to Kano where he spent nine months before taking him back to Zaria where he spent another two months before his escape yesterday.