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Two kidnapped ESUT students rescued

26 February 2014, 17:31

Enugu - The Enugu State Police Command says has rescued two kidnapped students of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) from their abductors.

This is contained in a statement by the command’s Spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, on Tuesday in Enugu.

Amaraizu said that the students, Afamefuna Akadieze and Miracle Chukwuemeka were rescued unhurt at Ufam Stream at Ituku in the Awgu Local Government Area of the state.

He said the victims were rescued after an intensive confrontation between the police and the hoodlums, whom he said, had escaped with various degrees of injuries.

The spokesman said, however, that a member of the gang was arrested by the police.

He said that the victims were abducted at gunpoint and blindfolded when they were buying provisions at a shop near their hostel.

“The hoodlums demanded N20 million ransom from the parents of the victims which they later reduced to N10 million.

“Following a tip-off, the police Anti-Kidnap Squad, swung into action and arrested a member of the gang.

“The squad also recovered a Berretta pistol with some ammunition belonging to the hoodlums,” Amaraizu said.

He said that the captured member of the gang, allegedly told the police that one of the hoodlums at large was his relation, who recently completed a jail term.

The students were abducted on February 17.

-  NAN

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