Kaduna Polytechnic students, staff members regain freedom


Students and staff members of a Polytechnic in Kaduna State have been released.

The six students and two staff members of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna state, were kidnapped by gunmen about four weeks ago.

They were released on Thursday night after having spent 28 days in captivity, according to Channels Television.

On June 11, gunmen invaded the main campus better known as “UPE” and kidnapped six students, staff members and killed a student.

The campus, which is less than 45 minutes drive to Kaduna metropolis, is located on an expressway just at the entrance of Zaria.

The polytechnic’s public relations officer, Abdullahi Shehu said the students and staff members regained their freedom after negotiating a ransom.

Although Shehu did not disclose how much was paid as ransom, he noted that the institution’s management would receive them at an undisclosed location where they would be kept until they were reunited with their families.

Recently, Kaduna has recorded a spike in the abduction of residents.

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