Education

Abducted UNIABUJA Student Released

One Mary Judith Eze, an undergraduate student of the University of Abuja, who was kidnaped on September 9 in the Tunga Maje area of Abuja, has been released.

The student was abducted when some unidentified gunmen attacked Tungar Maje village of Gwagwalada Local Government Area in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and kidnaped scores of persons.

According to the residents, the gunmen abducted about 12 persons and dropped 7 out of the 12 initially kidnaped persons after they were engaged in a gun battle by police officers and members of the community’s vigilante group. The kidnappers had demanded N20m as a ransom fee to secure their release.

 The student and other victims have now been released today Tuesday, September 15. However, it was not revealed if the ransom was paid before they were freed.