By Steve Oko Aba
The only student of Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu, still left in the custody of a criminal gang which abducted some persons while journeying along the Okigwe-Uturu Road, has been released.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu made this known this evening via his official Twitter [email protected]
The Governor who thanked God, security agents and management of ABSU for the release of the abducted student, expressed joy at the development and vowed that he will surely take justice to those involved in the kidnap and will not share the State with criminal elements.
Vanguard had earlier reported that three ABSU students were on Wednesday night abuducted along with their co-passengers while traveling to Okigwe.
Two students later escaped from their abductors who marched others into the bush.
The whereabouts of other victims is not yet clear as at the time of filing this report.
It was also not clear whether or not any ransome was paid before the victim was released.
His full tweet reads:
“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 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.