Seven students from the Federal University of Lafia (FULAFIA) in Nasarawa State, who were kidnapped four days ago, have been released.
The students regained their freedom on Sunday evening, through the efforts of a collaborative team comprising the military and other security forces.
Ibrahim Ogabo, the President of the Student Representative Council, confirmed the development during a phone conversation with Channels Television.
The abduction of the group of students, comprising three females and four males
took place on Wednesday night.
Reports suggested that the
students were forcibly taken from their off-campus accommodation in the Gandu village.
This incident sparked immediate protests by their fellow students, who demanded the release of their peers and called for enhanced security measures in the vicinity.
Gandu village, a well-known student hub, was one of six communities closely connected to the university premises.
It houses over 6,000 students, particularly those in the 300 to 500 levels, as the university does not provide housing for them.
Regrettably, Gandu has become a target for criminal activities, including kidnappings and robberies, affecting both students and residents, as well as businesses.