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Abducted ABSU Student Regains Freedom



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 Okigwe-Uturu Road, has regained freedom.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu made this known this evening via his official Twitter handle @GovernorIkpeazu.

On Wednesday, May 5, abductors attacked a group of students in Okigwe, Imo state on Wednesday, May 5.

The students were said to be in a commercial bus en route Uturu from Imo state when they were ambushed and abducted.

Giving an update later, the state Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu, said only one was left in the custody of the abductors, after two of the abducted students escaped.

Governor Ikpeazu, who thanked God, security agencies and the management of ABSU for the release of the abducted student, expressed joy at the development.

He vowed that he will surely take justice to those involved in the kidnap and will not share the State with criminal elements.

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 a 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.

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