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Kidnapped female student of Katsina Varsity regains freedom, family alleges payment of N4 million ransom

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Kidnapped female student of Katsina Varsity regains freedom, family alleges payment of N4 million ransom

One among the five kidnapped female students of the Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State has been rescued by the State Police Command.

While police said that no ransom was paid, the student’s relatives revealed the sum of N4 million was given to the kidnappers to secure her freedom.

READ ALSO: Police in Katsina confirm abduction of five students from FUDMA

According to the Police Spokesman, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, in a statement issued on Tuesday, her rescue followed an operation by the police on Monday.

The victim whose identity was withheld for security reasons was rescued in Bilbis Village of neighbouring Zamfara State.

He restated the commitment of the command to employ available resources to ensure the rescue of the remaining four kidnapped victims.

“As the rescued victim receives essential medical attention, the command wishes to express gratitude to the rescued victim for her courage and assistance in providing valuable information,” the statement partly read.

Confirming her release to News Point Nigeria, a relative of the student, Muhammad Taoheed, said she regained her freedom on Sunday after the bandits collected over N4 million ransom from the family and the school management.

On October 4, 2023, five female students of the university were abducted by suspected terrorists, with police confirming the arrest of one suspect in connection with the incident.

The victims were said to have been kidnapped in their residence located behind Mariamoh Ajiri Memorial International School along Tsaskiya Road.

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