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Abducted UNIABUJA Student Regains Freedom

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A few days after a gun battle between officers of the Nigeria Police Force, members of a vigilante group and gang of kidnappers, an undergraduate student of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) who was taken away alongside others by the kidnappers has regained her freedom.

Naija News understands that the young lady whose name is revealed as Mary Judith Eze was abducted by the unknown gunmen on September 9 in a raid at the Tunga Maje area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

According to claims by residents, the yet to be identified armed men invaded Tungar Maje, a community in the Gwagwalada Local Government Area in FCT and abducted about 12 persons. Naija News gathered that the gunmen after the exchange of gunfire with the security operatives dropped 7 out of the 12 initially kidnapped persons at gunpoint.

However, reports reaching Naija News at this time confirmed that Judith alongside other abductees were released in the early hours of today Tuesday, September 15.

Reports, although noted that the kidnappers had earlier demanded N20m as a ransom fee, it was, however, unclear if that amount was paid before the undergraduate was freed.

Meanwhile, an additional N10 million ransom has been demanded by unknown gunmen for the release of an unemployed graduate in Calabar, Cross River State who was abducted on September, 1, at about 9:30 pm, along Goldie by Mount Zion, Calabar South Local Government Area of the state, Naija News reports.