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Abducted Taraba varsity students regain freedom


Two students from Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, who were kidnapped two weeks ago, have been freed.

Head of the Information and Protocol Unit of the institution, Mrs. Ashu Agbu, confirmed the news via a WhatsApp message, stating, “The two students of the Federal University Wukari who were kidnapped regained their freedom last night after spending days in the hands of their abductors.”

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However, details regarding their release were not provided. Previously, the abductors had demanded a ransom of N50 million.

The students, Joshua Sardauna from the Economics Department and Obianu Elizabeth of the Microbiology Department, were abducted on Wednesday, April 3, around 10:00 pm near a shop close to the school. They had returned to the school to re-sit their examinations due to carry-overs from the last session when the incident occurred.

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The university’s Chief Security Officer, Mr. Sule Gani, confirmed the abduction, describing the perpetrators as armed Fulani herdsmen.

He stated that the gunmen invaded the campus and abducted the two students while they were eating at a food vendor shop on campus.