At least six students abducted two months ago from a college in Nigeria’s southwestern state of Lagos have regained freedom from their kidnappers, a state governor said on Friday.
The students were rescued from Aboto Creek of southwest Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State told reporters via a statement reaching Xinhua.
He said their release was as a result of the determined and conscientious efforts of the acting president, state governments and the security agencies.
Akeredolu added that the students are to be handed over to the deputy governor of Lagos State for further actions.
Similarly, police chief in charge of Lagos, Fatai Owoseni, also confirmed that the boys have been released, but declined to give additional information on the circumstances that led to their release.
Abduction, usually for ransom, is not uncommon in Nigeria. Enditem