Kidnappers Collected N40m Before Releasing Us – Nasarawa Poly Student

The victim, explained that the group of seven kidnappers ambushed their vehicles, shot the tires, and took their belongings before abducting them into a nearby bush. She explained that the kidnappers divided them into two groups: students and non-students. They demanded a collective payment of N10m from the students, while the others were to pay N10m each.

Kidnappers Collected N40m Before Releasing Us – Nasarawa Poly Student

A student from the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, who was abducted along with 29 others, revealed that the kidnappers received approximately N40m in ransom before they were released.

As previously reported by My School News on Monday, around 30 travelers, including some students from the polytechnic, were kidnapped on the Abuja-Nasarawa Highway on Friday.

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An anonymous source, due to the sensitive nature of the incident, disclosed that the kidnappers ambushed the vehicles carrying the travelers and took them into a nearby bush in the Uke area of Nasarawa State. The source further mentioned that one of the kidnapped students was en route to her family in Abuja.

The victim, who spoke on Tuesday under the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation from the kidnappers, explained that the group of seven kidnappers ambushed their vehicles, shot the tires, and took their belongings before abducting them into a nearby bush. She further recounted that once the kidnappers had led them deep into the bush, they allowed the victims to rest when they noticed some of them were exhausted.

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She further revealed that around midnight on Saturday, the kidnappers instructed them to contact their relatives to demand a ransom of N10m each. The victim continued her account, stating that after much pleading, the kidnappers divided them into two groups: students and non-students. They demanded a collective payment of N10m from the students, while the others were to pay N10m each.

The victim added, “We, the students, began calling our relatives and managed to gather the money for the payment. Among the other group, there was an Alhaji who raised about N20m, and the others collected about N10m. The total amount they received was approximately N40m. Throughout the entire incident, we didn’t see any police officers until we were released. It was only after they confirmed receipt of the money that they let us go. We have visited the police station but were instructed to write a statement.”

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In the meantime, a relative disclosed that the victim had contacted the family to inform them that the kidnappers had released them. “She contacted us this morning to inform us that they had been released.

The relative further confirmed that the victim had been reunited with her family. “She has arrived home. We are grateful that she is safe. She is currently resting.”