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Abducted Nasarawa Poly student released

Abducted Nasarawa Poly student released

Taye Ajoke, a National Diploma student at the Nasarawa State-owned Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic in Lafia who was kidnapped on Monday, has been released.

Her kidnappers released Ajoke after an N300,000 ransom was paid.

She was kidnapped after heavily armed men opened fire on her home, Ombi 1, which is two miles from the Polytechnic, and took her to an unknown location.

Two other students and an admissions applicant were shot in the incident.

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Speaking on Thursday, the President of the Students Union Government of the polytechnic, Ekom Ayaka, said Ajoke’s kidnappers had earlier called to demand N50 Million but later reduced the ransom to N500,000 when they noticed that her family and well-wishers could not meet up with their earlier request.

He added that after several appeals to the kidnappers for a further reduction of the ransom, they agreed to release her in exchange for N300,000.

He said, “We are grateful to God that the bandits have released Ajoke. She was released around 7 p.m. on Wednesday after a ransom of N300,000 was paid.

“The kidnappers first wanted N50 million but they later reduced the money to N500,000 when they understood that her family and friends would not be able to get such an amount.

“But after much appeal to them (kidnappers), they told her family to pay the sum of N300,000 in their possession. That was how she was released from captivity.

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