Abducted Taraba Varsity Students Regain Freedom

Two students of the Federal University Wukari in Taraba state abducted by suspected kidnappers have regained their freedom.

The students were released by their captors late night on Thursday, close to Chinkai village of Wukari local government area of Taraba state.

The head of information and protocol unit of the university, Ashu Agya, disclosed this to newsmen via a telephone interview.

According to her, a ransom of 700 thousand naira was paid in exchange for their freedom. The kidnappers had earlier requested a ransom fee of 50 million naira.

Recall that the students were kidnapped at about 10:00pm on the 1st of April, at an eatery located outside the school premises.

On the said day, the kidnappers attempted abducting more students which failed and led to the beating of the students and shop owners as well as ransacking of their shops.

About 90 percent of the staff and students of the institution live outside the school premises as disclosed by the Vice Chancellor during the recently conducted convocation ceremony.

One of the shops attached to the hostels accommodating these students outside the school premises was the one attacked and two students who work as staff of the eatery were abducted.

The students returned to rewrite their examinations as a result of the carryover they had.

Giving further details about the development, the authorities revealed the identities of the kidnapped students as Joshua Sardauna from the Economics Department and Obianu Elizabeth of Microbiology department.

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