A photo showing an entrance into the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

The two students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi abducted by gunmen have secured their freedom.

Their release comes four days after gunmen stormed the school after its convocation and kidnapped three students.

Confirming the incident via a text message on Wednesday, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Sewuese Anene, said they rescued the students unhurt.

“They have released the kidnapped students of the University of Makurdi unhurt. Investigation into the case continues please,” he said.

And when asked if they paid any ransom to facilitate their release,

the police spokesman replied saying: “No, they didn’t pay any ransom please.”

Though there were some reports that the kidnappers contacted one of the parents of the students and demanded N20 million ransom.

Efforts to reach the institution’s Director of Information, Protocol and Public Relations, Rosemary Waku, proved abortive as her line didn’t reach.

This comes barely a week after they abducted about 20 students from Greenfield University in Kaduna State.

On Friday, they also found Three of the Greenfield University students found dead.

Speaking to journalists, in Markurdi, police spokesperson Anene Sewuese also said

the gunmen struck at about 10:20 pm and kidnapped three of the students studying close to a lecture theatre.

However, “We have received that information, we are on it and I know that we are very close,” she said.

“My advice is that the members of the public remain calm. We are doing our best to make sure that we get to the root of this and apprehend perpetrators of this crime.

By Victoria E.I

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