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ABU Abduction: Police lied; we paid N5.5m to rescue our children – family cries

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ABU Abduction: Police lied; we paid N5.5m to rescue our children-family cries

Edwin Eriye

The claims of the Kaduna Police to have rescued the three abducted Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) students have been debunked by the families of the victims who cried that they paid the sum of N5.5million for the freedom of their children. 

Families of the abducted trio stated that they paid ransom which led to the freedom of their children, this came hours after the police, in a report on Wednesday had claimed that their intensive pressure led to the release of the trio.

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DSP Yakubu Sabo, Public Relations Officer for the Kaduna State command said his statement released on Wednesday was clearly misquoted.

“I also want to inform you that the ABU abducted students have been released today and they were reunited with their families accordingly.

“Until today, they were the victims left in captivity. Thanks”.

He added that the misquotation began when the President’s aid: Bashir Ahmed twitted that “The Kaduna State police command has rescued three students of Ahmed Bello University, who were kidnaped on Monday along the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.

Bashir’s tweet was however debunked and tagged as ‘lies!’ by one Sadiq Ango.

“It took us 48 hours long to negotiate with the kidnappers to secure the release of our sister to us, NOT the police.

“ransom was paid in full, and the three families had to collectively pay N5.5m to free the trio”, Sadiq said.

 

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