The eight kidnapped students of the Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State have regained freedom from their abductors.
Gunmen on the night of December 6, 2023 kidnapped some students of the institution residing off campus in Gandu.
The Nasarawa State Police Command however dismissed the report of the incident then.
The Command’s Spokesperson, Ramhan Nansel, denied the abduction, arguing that nothing of the sort occurred.
“We have not received any report of kidnapping in the state,” Nanasel, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said when initially contacted on the incident.
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However, Abubakar Ibrahim, Head of Information and Public Relations of the institution, said on Monday that the eight abducted students were released around 8pm on Sunday
Ibrahim added that all the students were reunited with their families after medical examination and counselling.
The Spokesperson also said that the institution in collaboration with the state government and law enforcement agencies had beefed up security in and around the University to avert a recurrence.
Corroborating the release of the students, Hassan Kassimu, Head of Gandu community, where the kidnapping occurred, said the eight, upon their release, were immediately moved to the university’s medical centre for medical attention.
Again when contacted to confirm the release of the eight students, Nansel said that the Command was not aware of the kidnapping or release of the students.