Four students of the Kogi State Polytechnic abducted by gunmen in Ondo state have regained their freedom.


Funmi Odunlami, the state police command spokesperson, confirmed their release to TheCable Lifestyle on Wednesday.

“All victims have been released,” she wrote in a text message.

Odunlami, however, did not provide further details on their release.


The students were said to be returning home for the Christmas holidays on Friday when they were kidnapped.

The kidnapped students are Obadero Florence, Aregbesola Oreoluwa, Ahmed Ifeoluwa, and Olarotimi Omotoyosi.

They were abducted alongside Monday Momodu, driver of the vehicle, along the Akunnu-Ajowa road in Akoko north LGA of Ondo state.


It is understood that the students, who are from Ajowa Akoko, were released on Tuesday night.

It remains unclear if any amount was paid to secure their release.

Soji Ogedengbe, a former majority leader in Akoko north-west LGA, claimed the students were released after an undisclosed amount of money was paid as ransom.

The abductors were said to have earlier reached out to the families of the students and demanded N16 million as ransom.


There have been growing concerns over the widespread insecurity in the country.

The abduction of the students has further intensified calls on relevant authorities to address the situation.

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