Four students of the Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State, who were kidnapped on Thursday have been freed, The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman confirmed.
The abduction occurred close to the campus on thursday.
The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman, who spoke through the Head, Information and Public Relations Unit, Mr. Abubakar Ibrahim, confirmed the victims’ release on Sunday.
While applauding Nasarawa State Government and the general public for their contributions, prayers and support to the University during the trying moment, he thanked Daily Trust Newspaper for its accurate, effective and prompt reportage of the institution activities.
“The Management of the Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) wishes to happily announce that the four students of the University who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Thursday, January 13, 2022, have been released by their abductors.”
“The vice-chancellor expresses the University’s special appreciation to the security agencies for their timely interventions that led to the quick and safe return of the students,” he said.
The VC explained that upon their release, the students underwent medical checks and they were all found to be in good condition.
He further urged the students to remain calm and go about their normal activities on both campuses of the university.
The Vice-Chancellor assured the parents, students and public of his administration’s commitment to make lives and property safe in and around the campuses of the University.