Kidnapped Wukari University Students Freed After Ransom Payment

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Two students from the Federal University of Wukari who were taken by suspected kidnappers have been released.

The students were set free late Thursday night near Chinkai village in Wukari, Taraba State.

Ashu Agya, the university’s head of information and protocol, confirmed this in a phone interview with Channels Television.

A ransom of 700 thousand naira was paid for their release, even though the kidnappers initially demanded 50 million naira.

The students were kidnapped on April 1st around 10:00 p.m. at a restaurant near the school. The kidnappers also tried to take more students that day, resulting in the students and shop owners being beaten and their shops looted.

During the recent convocation ceremony, the Vice Chancellor mentioned that about 90 percent of the institution’s staff and students live off-campus.

One of the shops near the hostels where these off-campus students live was attacked, resulting in the abduction of two students who worked there.

These students had to come back to retake their exams after failing them previously.

The authorities provided more information, identifying the kidnapped students as Joshua Sardauna from the Economics Department and Obianu Elizabeth from the Microbiology Department.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.