The authorities of Bayero University, Kano, have confirmed the release of its lecturer, Mr. Saminu Aliyu-Kiri, who was kidnapped in Kaduna State last Thursday. The kidnapped lecturer who regained his freedom on Friday, had since been reunited with his family in Kano. The Director, Public Affairs of Bayero University Kano, Mr. Ahmed Shehu, confirmed the release of the abducted lecturer yesterday to reporters. Shehu said “As I am talking to you now, the lecturer has regained his freedom since on Friday and reunited with his family.” The university spokesman who did not state whether ransom was paid before his release, said it was by the miracle of God that the lecturer regained his freedom. THISDAY correspondent in Kano recalled that Aliyu-Kiri of faculty of computer science was kidnapped along with two other persons in Kaduna State while he was returning from an official assignment in Shaki, Oyo State.