The mayor of the northeast Colombian town of Fortul said Sunday he has had contact with the kidnappers of his daughter.
According to Mayor Jorge Enrique Muñoz, he received a call from the kidnappers and is feeling more secure about the girl’s safety.
“I am much calmer now that the uncertainty has gone … We know now who has her. At the moment I am not authorized to give information to the public, only to say that we have had first contact and that the girl is fine,” Muñoz told reporters.
The kidnapping caused a wave of indignation in Colombia, whose government offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the kidnappers. Schoolmates of the kidnapped Nohora Valentina took to the streets to protest the kidnapping of the girl.