Two Abducted Benue University Students Regain Freedom
Two students from the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi who were kidnapped by gunmen have been released.
Their liberation comes four days after three students were abducted after gunmen raided the school after its convocation.
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DSP Sewuese Anene, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident via text message on Wednesday, saying the students were rescued unharmed.
“The University of Makurdi students who were abducted have been released unharmed. Please continue the investigation into the case,” he added.
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When asked whether a ransom was paid to secure their release, a police spokesman said, “No ransom was paid, please.”
According to sources, the kidnappers approached one of the students’ parents and requested a ransom of N20 million.
Rosemary Waku, the institution’s Director of Information, Protocol, and Public Relations, could not be reached because her phone line was disconnected.
This comes just a week after about 20 students from Greenfield University in Kaduna State were kidnapped.
On Friday, three Greenfield University students were discovered dead.
Anene Sewuese, a police spokesperson in Markurdi, told journalists that the gunmen struck at about 10:20 p.m. and kidnapped three students who were studying near a lecture theatre.
“We got that detail, we’re working on it, and I know we’re getting close,” she said.
“My message to the general public is to stay calm. We are doing everything we can to get to the bottom of this and arrest the perpetrators.
# Two Abducted Benue University Students Regain Freedom