Abia State University female student who was kidnapped on the Okigwe-Uturu Road on Wednesday while traveling from Imo to Abia has been released.
The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, who broke the news via a Twitter post on Saturday night, said the unnamed student was the only student that was left in the custody of “hoodlums”.
“It is with exceedingly great joy and a very pleasant sense of relief that I announce that the only kidnapped ABSU student who was still in custody of the hoodlums that abducted some people few days ago along the Okigwe-Uturu Road has been freed. I spoke with her and her mother minutes ago and want to thank God, our security agents and the management of ABSU for a job well done leading to this good news.
Our administration has since taken measures to strengthen security around the area where the incident happened and even beyond it to ensure security of lives and property which remains my number one assignment as Governor and it is one duty I will never take lightly. We will surely take justice to those who abducted our student as we will not cohabit this state with criminals.
“To God be the glory!”
Mr Ikpeazu, on the other hand, did not mention how the student was set free or if a ransom was paid.