Nine students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria who were kidnapped last Sunday have reportedly regained their freedom.
The nine students Vantage News learnt were on the way to Lagos for an immersion programme at the Nigerian French Language Village (NFLV) in Badagry when they came under attack by kidnappers along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
According to the Kaduna State Govermment two other persons lost their lives during the incident and nine others rescued by security operatives.
The Nation reported on Sunday that the varsity’s Director of Public Affairs, Malam Auwal Umar, confirmed the release of the students even though the schools spokesman declined comment on ransom paid before the students were freed.
Also, the campus blog of the University, @ABU_Campus wrote on Twitter: “Breaking News: Our #ABU9 Students have been released after the payment of 1 million per head.”
The kidnappers had demanded a cumulative ransom of N370 for release of the students.
One of the students, who escaped the attack with a gunshot wound, Dickson Oko, was reported to have said the kidnappers demanded N30 million each for their freedom.