- Students of the federal university recently kidnapped have been released
- The police in Benue state confirmed the development, noting that they were released on Tuesday, April 27
- Catherine Anene, the spokesperson of the state command said no ransom was paid, adding that investigation is ongoing to fish out the abductors
Three students who were abducted from the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue state, have reportedly regained their freedom.
The Cable reports that the spokesperson of the Benue state police command, Catherine Anene, confirmed the development on Wednesday, April 28.
Legit.ng gathers that Anene said the students were freed on Tuesday, April 27.
The police spokesperson reportedly said no ransom was paid for their release, adding that investigation is ongoing.
Rosemary Waku, FUAM's spokesperson, has also confirmed the release of the students, BBC Pidgin also reported.
Recall that the students were abducted when gunmen invaded the school premises on Sunday night, April 25.
The incident led to the suspension of lectures by the university management while students were assured of their safety.
Meanwhile, barely three days after armed bandits killed three of the students of Greenfield university who were recently abducted from their school premises in Kaduna, two more victims have been sent to their early grave by their abductors.
The ugly incident happened on Monday, April 26. The victims' bodies, retrieved by security agencies, have been evacuated to a mortuary.
The commissioner for internal security and home affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed this in a statement on Monday, April 26.
In another report, Sheik Ahmed Gumi, a popular Islamic cleric, has said the increase in kidnappings in Kaduna state is due to the bombardment of the camps of the bandits.
Gumi said on Monday, April 26, that the bandits had suffered heavy casualties and were determined to retaliate.
The Islamic cleric advised the government to set up a committee to open a dialogue with those ready to embrace peace, adding that it was the only way to resolve the crisis in the state.