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The ABU college students had been kidnapped whereas travelling to Lagos for a tutorial programme.

The 9 French college students of the French Division of Ahmadu Bello College (ABU) have been launched by their kidnappers.

The Chief Safety Officer of the establishment, Ashiru Zango, confirmed the information to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday Morning.

“Sure, they’ve been launched however I am ready to get the complete particulars from their HOD who’s in command of the negotiations,” he mentioned.

Mr Zango didn’t, nevertheless, state if any ransom was paid to safe their launch.

Nevertheless, a newspaper, Information Categorical, reported that the scholars had been launched Saturday night time after 1,000,000 naira was paid as ransom for every of them.

The scholars had been kidnapped whereas travelling to Lagos for a tutorial programme. Their abductors demanded N270 million as ransom, in keeping with Every day Belief newspapers.

In keeping with the report, Dickson Oko, one of many college students who managed to flee when the incident occurred alongside Abuja-Kaduna expressway, mentioned the abductors demanded N30 million on every of them.

Mr Oko had managed to flee along with the motive force of the bus into the bush however sadly sustained gunshot accidents.

The motive force, Nurudeen Mohammed, who narrated his ordeal to the newspaper, mentioned he was conveying the scholars to the French Village in Lagos for his or her Language immersion programme.

He mentioned they had been trapped on the Akilubu-Gidan Busa axis of the freeway when the bandits blocked the 2 lanes and opened fireplace on them.