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Police rescue 9 abducted Delta students

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Police rescue 9 abducted Delta students

The Delta State Police Command has successfully rescued nine students who were abducted along the East-West Road in Ughelli, Delta State.

Previous reports detailed how the students were taken on Monday, sparking widespread concern.

Confirming the positive development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Edafe Bright, shared the uplifting news on social media late Monday, attributing his information to Channels Television. He posted, “All nine of the victims have regained their freedom pls.”

The abducted students were reportedly traveling in a minibus before the abduction.

READ ALSO: Gunmen ambush, kidnap several traveling students in Delta

The PPRO had told this newspaper that the abductees “may have been students who were returning from their school in Calabar, Cross River State on Friday night.”

The bus driver was said to be unhurt, adding that the kidnappers hadn’t demanded ransom while the police operatives had swung into action.

“The command is aware of this ugly incident, and we are doing all it takes to ensure that they are rescued unhurt,” the state PPRO tweeted on his X handle earlier on Monday.

This is coming less than a month after 137 schoolchildren of the LEA Primary School and Government Secondary School were abducted in Kaduna State on March 7.

The abduction which lasted for some weeks, claimed the life of a teacher, Mallam Abubakar, who lost his life due to some complications while in captivity.

However, after their rescue, the Kaduna State Governor, Uba Sani promised to offer free education to the schoolchildren, adding that they (the students) were taken through counselling and therapy by psychologists.

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