Benue agric university students freed by abductors

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Students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, who were kidnapped last Saturday, have been released.

A statement by the Director, Information, Protocol and Public Relations of the university, Mrs Rosemary Waku, revealed that the students were 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.

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Recall that an official of the university had revealed that the kidnappers contacted one of the parents of the students and demanded N20m ransom.

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Also confirming the release of the students, spokesperson for the state police command, DSP Catherine Anene, said the students have been released.

Though Anene had on Monday disclosed that three students were abducted but failed to give the number of students released by the abductors.

“Kidnapped students of the University of Agriculture have been released unhurt. Investigation into the case continues,” Anene said in the statement.