Abducted Benue Varsity Students Regain Freedom
The two students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi abducted by gunmen have secured their freedom.
Their release comes four days after gunmen stormed the school after its convocation and kidnapped three students.
Confirming the incident via a text message on Wednesday, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Sewuese Anene, said the students were rescued unhurt.
“The kidnapped students of the University of Makurdi have been released unhurt. Investigation into the case continues please,” he said.
When asked if ransom was paid to facilitate their release, the police spokesman replied saying: “No ransom was paid please.”
Also, a terse statement by the Director, Information, Protocol and Public Relations of the University, Mrs. Rosemary Waku, revealed that the students returned to campus on Tuesday.
She identified the released students as Israel Farren Kwaghgee and Solomon Salihu.
She, however, did not say if a ransom was paid before the students were released.