The seven abducted students of the Abia State University, Uturu, have been released by their captors.
Confirming the development on Tuesday, the Vice Chancellor, ABSU, Prof. Onyemachi Ogbulu, said, “They were released over the weekend.”
“We are happy and we thank the Governor of our state, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, all the security agencies and all who helped in securing the safe return of the students. To God be all the glory,” he added.
PUNCH Metro could not ascertain if any ransom was paid.
Our correspondent also gathered that just after the release of the students, some traders in the area were attacked and kidnapped.
A source, who could not say the number of traders involved, said one of the victims escaped, but his vehicle was destroyed by the gunmen.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, did not take his calls, which rang out.
He had also yet to respond to a text message on the incident as of the time of filing this report.”
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