The police command in Plateau has rescued six out of the seven students of the University of Jos that were kidnapped by gunmen on Monday.
DSP Alfred Alabo, the spokesman of the command, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Jos. He said five of the students were rescued, while one escaped from the kidnappers’ den unhurt.
“The Police command is pleased to announce to the general public that six of the seven victims who were kidnapped on June 13, have regained their freedom.
“The command swung into action immediately after the incident was reported, worked tirelessly in collaboration with its Anti-Kidnapping unit, family members of the victims and the community to secure the release of the victims.
“Five of the victims were rescued, one escaped from the kidnappers’ den, while one victim is still in captivity,” Mr Alabo said.
He said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Bartholomew Onyeka, has ordered the Area Commander Metro, and the Divisional Police Officer Nasarawa Gwong, to ensure that the seventh victim is rescued unhurt and the perpetrators arrested.
The victims were abducted from their hostel located off campus on Monday night in Jos while preparing for second semester examinations.