Abductors of Adetutu Adebanjo, a student of the Kogi State Polytechnic, have demanded a N10 million ransom for her release.

A statement by the National Association of Kogi Students (NAKOSS) on Monday said Adetutu, a HND one student, was kidnapped on Friday at Itakpe junction, on Lokoja-Okene road.

The statement said she was travelling to Ogun state in a commercial bus when the abductors stopped the vehicle at gunpoint and abducted her.

NAN reports that Salihu Lukman, NAKOSS director of student affairs, said the abductors had reduced the ransom to N500,000 after negotiations.

“As I speak to you, negotiations are still ongoing. Today makes it the 4th day now and the poor mother of Adetutu who happens to be a widow can’t afford the ransom.

“We are pleading with the government and the public to come to the aid of this poor student so that we can secure her release,” the statement said.

While confirming the incident, William Aya, the public relation officer of the state police command, said the police was working hard to rescue the student.

Aya said the command had already deployed a special squad which was on the trail of the kidnappers.

He, however, said he was not aware of the demand for a N10 million ransom by the abductors.



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