Troops rescue Plateau student, AAU don freed

1 week 19 minutes ago #8211 by patrickd

The student of Kings College in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, Kelvin Eze, who was kidnapped by gunmen that attacked the school, has regained freedom.

Spokesman for Operation Safe Haven, Major Ibrahim Shittu, in a statement on Sunday said Eze was rescue by the troops on Saturday.

Recall that during the attack on the school on Thursday, the gunmen abducted two students but one of them was rescued after a gun battle with security operatives..

The statement said, “Troops of Operation Safe Haven on Saturday, May 1, 2021, around 8.35pm rescued a student of Kings College, Mr Kelvin Eze who was kidnapped by bandits on April 28, 2021.

“This was achieved through the sustained search and rescue operation by the troops, without payment of ransom. The rescued student who is hale and hearty has since been reunited with other students in the college.”

AAU professor released

A professor of Engineering and former Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Prof. Osadolor Odia, has been released.

Odia was on his way to his farm on Thursday when he was abducted.

The wife of the don, Dr Amraibure, on Sunday said, “I am happy to confirm to you that my husband has been released by the kidnappers. He received treatment for injuries sustained and has rejoined the family.”

When asked what was paid as ransom, she said, “I can tell you that he is hale and hearty.”

A source close to the Edo State Police Command said. “We heard that he has been released and that the family held a thanksgiving service.”

SOURCE: The Punch

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