- Police have announced the rescue of Professor Ayanbimpe and her husband
- The duo were kidnapped by suspected gunmen at their residence in Jos on Monday, May 17
- Ubah Ogaba, the spokesman of Plateau police command, confirmed their rescue on Tuesday, May 18
Grace Ayanbimpe, a professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University of Jos (UNIJOS), and her husband have been rescued by security operatives.
The Nation reports the Prof. Ayanbimpe and her husband were abducted in the early hours of Monday, May 17.
Legit.ng gathered that the victims were rescued unhurt by the police.
According to The Punch, the spokesman of Plateau police command, Ubah Ogaba, confirmed their rescue on Tuesday, May 18.
“With the concerted efforts of the police tactical team Plateau state command, hunters and vigilantes, the kidnapped victims Prof. Grace Ayanbimpe and her husband Mr Isaac Ayanbimpe were released unhurt.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported about the abduction of Prof. Ayanbimpe and her husband.
It was reported that the gunmen invaded the residence of the couple located around Haske Quarters, Lamingo in the Jos North local government area of the state.
A resident, Philip Dachung, who confirmed the development, had disclosed that the attackers stormed the residence of the professor with loud gunshots and seriously terrified the neighbourhood.
Dachung noted that neighbours came out hours after the operation only to learn that the duo is nowhere to be found.
In a related report, the suspected gunmen who abducted students in Kaduna state have started reaching out to the parents of the captives for their ransom.
The abductors were said to be making calls to the parents of the captive, threatening to harm their children if they failed to meet the demands.
Sheik Ahmad Gumi had revealed why the kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Kaduna, had not been released.
The fiery Islamic cleric revealed that there was serious apprehension now among the bandits following the federal government's shoot-on-sight order.
The renowned Muslim scholar said the criminals were very suspicious of anyone they come in contact with as they fear that such persons might be working for the government.