The German archaeologist, Prof. Peter Breunij and his associate, Johannes Buringer who were abducted by gunmen in Jenjela village in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been freed.
Polices sources in Kaduna revealed that the Germans were released by their abductors in Kateri village along the Kaduna-Abuja road on Saturday evening, following an intense manhunt for the abductors by the police.
The sources said Breunij and Buringer were taken to the German embassy in Abuja after their release.
Their abductors had demanded N60 million as ransom, but the police sources did not confirm whether the ransom was paid to the kidnappers or not. Another source also did not confirm if any arrest was made in connection with the kidnapping.
The Germans, who were said to be working in collaboration with the National Commission for Museum and Monuments on the relics of Nok culture in Nigeria, were abducted at a site in Jenjela village last week.
Two of the Nigerians working with them at the site and who had attempted to rescue them during the incident were killed by the gunmen.