Three final year Law students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU) who were kidnapped on the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Tuesday evening have been released.

The students were kidnapped with four others on the highways when 20 armed men double crossed the highway shooting sporadically.

The Police Public Relation Officer in the state has confirmed the release of the abducted students and they have been united with their families.

While reacting to the news of the release, Yakubu Sabo stated that they were the last set of abductees in the kidnappers’ custody before they were released.

“Seven persons, including the three final year Law students, were abducted on the highway on Tuesday around 6pm.

A video that has gone viral on the social media shows security men in the convoy of former Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo firing gunshots to disperse the kidnappers.

There were speculations from certain quarters that the kidnappers killed three other persons during the operation.

According to The Nation reports, A commercial driver, Ibrahim Ahmed disclosed that “he escaped the attack because the convoy of one former governor, which he was driving behind, arrived the scene during the operation. The guards then fired shots and dispersed the kidnappers, but they abducted many people.

“They blocked the expressway and fired at the vehicles passing before the former governor arrived. They kidnapped people during the operation and took them into a forest.

“I saw three people on the floor. I think were already dead because they did not move.

“I narrowly escaped being kidnapped too. In fact, if I had overtaken the convoy as some of my passengers had requested, we would have probably been kidnapped too.”

Another driver, Samaila Rabiu, said three people were killed during the incident.

He added: “A colleague, who escaped the attack, told us that three people, who tried to escape, were shot by the kidnappers.”