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Abducted Benue varsity students released

Abducted Benue varsity students released
April 28
16:35 2021

Three students who were abducted from the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue state, have regained their freedom.

Catherine Anene, Benue police public relations officer confirmed the development on Wednesday.

The students were abducted when gunmen invaded the school premises on Saturday.

Following the attack, the school management had suspended lectures while assuring students of their safety.


Confirming the release, Anene explained that the students were freed on Tuesday.

According to NAN, the police spokeswoman said no ransom was paid for their release, adding that investigation is ongoing.

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


There has been a series of attacks across the country in recent times, with gunmen invading communities and schools, leading to abductions and killings.

Students kidnapped in two separate attacks on Greenfield University and Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation — both in Kaduna — are still in the custody of their abductors.

However, 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 been released.

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


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