The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Lawal Shiisu, confirmed the incident in a statement.
The victim was identified as Ahmad Nadabo.
Shiisu explained that two persons who accompanied the victim escaped after the kidnappers opened fire on them upon receiving the money.
He stated: “The police received information that, while three men were delegated by the family of Alhaji Abdullahi Jarma who was kidnapped on 1/09/2021 to deliver the sum of N1.5 million to the abductors.
“One Ahmad Nadabo was killed and the remaining two took to their heels and escaped, the victim was however released on September 15, around the Hadejia axis and has reunited with his family safely.”