Kidnapped Enugu law students regain freedom

The two students of the Nigerian Law School, Agbani, Enugu State Campus who were kidnapped last Wednesday have been released.

The students identified as Chukwuemeka and Festus Pedro were allegedly abducted around 8 p.m. at Eke Market in Agbani in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of ​​Enugu State.

Sources said they went to the market to buy food before being ambushed by the gunmen.

However, eight days after their kidnapping, they regained their freedom.

The PUNCH could not independently determine whether or not a ransom was paid.

The gunmen had demanded a ransom of N50 million shortly after their kidnapping before they were released.

A student who did not want his name to be told The PUNCH that the kidnapped students returned to campus on Thursday evening.

He said, ‘The kidnapped boys have returned. We don’t know if a ransom was paid or if they escaped. All we know is that they entered the school in tatters.

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“And we’re obliged to go around with our ID cards. We now have permanently armed men at school.”

Another Law Campus source said: “The Nigerian law students who were abducted a few days ago were released early this morning by their captors.

“The victims were released after their relatives paid a ransom. Please remember that the students were abducted on August 17 at Eke Market, Agbeni, Enugu, near the campus.”

Meanwhile, the state police command has been silent since their kidnapping. Neither the state police commissioner nor the state police public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, were able to take their calls or respond to text messages.

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