Benue Varsity Students Regain Freedom

Three students who were abducted from the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue state, North-Central, Nigeria have been released.

The State’s Police Spokeswoman, Catherine Anene, confirmed the development on Wednesday.

Gunmen abducted the students when they invaded the school premises on Saturday.

Following the attack, the institution’s management had suspended lectures while assuring students of their safety.

Anene who confirmed the release, said the students were freed on Tuesday.

She noted that no ransom was paid for their release, adding that investigation is ongoing.

The Director of information, protocol and public relations, FUAM, Rosemary Waku, also confirmed the release of the students.

The nation has recorded series of attacks in recent times, with gunmen invading communities and schools, leading to abductions and killings.

Students abducted in two separate attacks on Greenfield University and Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, both in Kaduna (Northern, Nigeria), are still in captives.

Meanwhile, five of the students kidnapped from Greenfield University have been found dead, while 10 of the students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation have regained their freedom.

The Benue varsity kidnap makes it the sixth attack on schools across the country in 2021, which three were in Kaduna state.

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