28 days after, abducted students and staff of Kaduna poly regain freedom

Gunmen have released six abducted students and two members of staff of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria after 28 days in captivity.

Channels Television reported that both the abducted teachers and students were released on Thursday night.

WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported how gunmen on June 11 invaded the main campus better known as “UPE” and kidnapped six students and staff.

A student died during the attack.

The campus is located along an expressway just at the entrance of Zaria and it is less than 45 minutes’ drive to Kaduna metropolis.

Citing the public relations officer of the polytechnic, Abdullahi Shehu, the TV station disclosed that the students and staff regained their freedom after negotiating a ransom.

Shehu did not disclose how much was paid as ransom but he said the school management will receive them at an undisclosed location where they will be kept until they are reunited with their families.

Kaduna has recorded a spike in the abduction of residents in recent times.


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