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Police rescue 3 kidnapped ABU students

The Kaduna State Police Command says its operatives have rescued three students of Ahmadu Bello  University (ABU) Zaria abducted on Monday along Abuja-Kaduna highway.

The Command’s Public Relations Officers, DSP Yakubu Sabo in a press statement on Wednesday in Kaduna says that three other persons were still being held by the kidnappers.

According to the statement, on the August 26, Armed Men in Military Uniform intercepted some commuters near Masari Village along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway and opened fire on the vehicles, in the process kidnapped six persons.

Kidnapped ABU Law students, Maryam, from Niger, Fatima from Taraba and Umar from Katsina. Photo: P.M. News.

The statement said the three students alongside the abandoned vehicles at the scene of the incident, were moved to the Police Station.

It assured that concerted efforts were being coordinated by the joint teams of Anti-Kidnapping Unit, PMF and the IRT to rescue the remaining three victims and apprehend the perpetrators.

The statement also wants the public to note that the command while regretting the unfortunate incident, the story being circulated on the incident was a gross exaggeration and misrepresentation of fact aimed at causing more fear in the minds of the public.

It further enjoins the general public to jettison such report as misleading information and urged the press to continue to uphold the high ethical standard of their profession.

The statement also appealed that all accounts of crimes be verified before publication to avoid sharing falsehood.

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