JUST IN: Abducted University Of Abuja Student Regains Freedom
Mary Judith Eze, a University of Abuja student, who was kidnapped on September 9 in the Tunga Maje area of Abuja, has regained freedom.
This newspaper gathered that the undergraduate and other victims were released in the early hours of Tuesday.
Though the kidnappers demanded N20m as ransom fee, it was not clear if that amount was paid before the undergraduate was freed.
Sources say five other captors were freed alongside Miss Mary.
Tunga Maje, a community on the outskirts of Abuja, was thrown into pandemonium last week as gunmen invaded the community and abducted 12 persons.
Residents said the incident followed many unreported such cases along the Zuba/Gwagwalada/Lokoja expressway that links the Federal Capital Territory with Kogi State.
The raid occurred at about 1 a.m and lasted over 40 minutes before the intervention of the police and local vigilante groups, residents said.