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Police rescue six kidnapped Abuja University lecturers, families

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The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has rescued the four lecturers and their family members abducted by gunmen on Tuesday morning from the University of Abuja staff quarters.

The Command’s Public Relations officer, DSP Josephine Adeh confirmed the rescue operations by the police and the release of the abudcted lecturers.

“The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public that all abducted victims of the university of Abuja were rescued and reunited with their families through a joint operation with other security agencies,” Adeh said.

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It could not be confirmed whether ransom was paid before the victims were reportedly rescued by the police.

On Monday,  two professors, a non-academic staff, and three others were abducted from their official quarters in the university.

The unknown gunmen numbering over 20 were said to have shot their way into the compound and whisked away their victims.

Twenty-four hours later, they demanded N300 million ransom.

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