Abductors collected N40m before releasing us – Nasarawa poly student

h2>Student from Nasarawa poly recounts: Abductors took N40m ransom from us before setting us free

A student from the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, who was part of a group of 30 individuals kidnapped, revealed that the abductors demanded an approximate ransom of N40 million before releasing them.

On Monday, PUNCH Metro reported the abduction of about 30 people, including students from the polytechnic, by kidnappers on the Abuja-Nasarawa Highway last Friday.

According to an anonymous source, the kidnappers attacked the vehicles carrying the travelers, taking them into the nearby bush in the Uke area of Nasarawa State.

The victim, who spoke exclusively with PUNCH Metro on Tuesday under the condition of anonymity for safety reasons, described how the kidnappers, a group of seven, ambushed their vehicles, shot at the tires, and robbed them before taking them into the bush.

After being led into the thick bush, the victims were forced to rest while the kidnappers demanded a ransom of N10 million from each of them.

The victim explained that after negotiations, students were asked to contribute N10 million collectively while non-students were to pay N10 million individually. Funds were raised from both groups, totaling approximately N40 million.

Despite no police presence during the ordeal, the victims were finally released after the ransom was paid. Their contact with the police was limited to writing a statement about the incident.

Earlier on Tuesday, a family member confirmed that the victim had been freed by the kidnappers, and later reported that she had safely returned home.

Efforts to reach the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, Rahman Nansel, for comments were unsuccessful as of the time of reporting.

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