Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno told newsmen in Maiduguri that Monguno was released by his abductors on Monday morning in Kirenowa, in Marte Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Unknown gun men had abducted the 87-year-old Monguno after Friday prayers at his mosque in Mafoni, Maiduguri.
Shettima, who visited the elder statesman at his Government Reservation Area (GRA) residence explained that no ransom was paid. for his release.
He said, ``We are all elated and overwhelmed to hear of his release.
``I congratulate all of us for his release, hoping that God will give him the good health and strength to
continue with his humanitarian gestures.''
The governor said that the abductors of Monguno made contact with the family after several appeals from Nigerians for his release.
He added that the abductors were touched by the numerous appeals and they decided to release him unconditionally.
The governor said, ``They contacted his family after several appeals from Nigerians for his release.
``But his family pleaded for his release.