Ekpoma - Prof. Celestina Isiramen, a lecturer at Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, Edo, who was abducted by unknown gunmen last week Wednesday has regained her freedom.
Her release came as the university community of Ekpoma was thrown into mourning, following the death of Prof. Solomon Momoh of the Institute of Education.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Isiramen was released to her family on Thursday morning amidst jubilation by family members.
Isiramen, of the Religious Management and Cultural Studies Department, was abducted by unknown gun men while driving into her residence.
The kidnappers forcibly made her to leave her vehicle and entered theirs, whisking her away to an unknown destination.
NAN reports that the amount said to have been paid to secure her release could not be ascertained.
Meanwhile, the university community was on Thursday morning engulfed in mourning after Momoh slumped and died in his office.
It was gathered that the deceased professor had just returned from lecture hall when he collapsed as he was entering his office.
All efforts to revive him failed as he gave up the ghost before any medical attention could be arranged.
A spokesman for the university confirmed the two incidents.