kidnapped ABU students regain freedom

The Management of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State has confirmed that nine of its students kidnapped along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway last Sunday have regained freedom.

NEWSCASTARS.COM learnt that ABU Director of Public Affairs, Auwal Umar, confirmed the release to The PUNCH in a telephone interview on Sunday saying the nine students regained freedom from their captors on Saturday night.

Umar said, “All that I can say is that our students that were kidnapped some days ago have been released.”

On whether a ransom was paid before their release, Umar added, “We don’t want to go into that. Honestly, I don’t know but all that I can confirm to you is that they (students) have been released. They were released last night (Saturday).”

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