Featured Photo: The abducted students]
Three final year law students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria have been abducted by kidnappers on the notorious Kaduna-Abuja Expressway on Tuesday afternoon.
A source disclosed to PRNigeria that the names of the undergraduates are Fatima from Taraba State; Maryam from Niger State; and Umar from Katsina State.
The source said: “The three abducted students are all 500-Level law students of ABU Zaria. We learnt that the kidnappers initially demanded for N50m ransom each but later reduced to N5m because they are students who are yet to be working.”
A passenger who escaped during the encounter with the kidnappers told PRNigeria that they attacked commercial vehicles and big trucks.
“I am surprised that unlike their previous antics of attacking rich and big people in exotic cars, the kidnappers now attack commercial vehicles, trucks and buses and abducted their poor drivers and passengers.
“I shed tears when I noticed corpses of victims littered on the road after the brutal abduction incident.
“Some top public functionaries with armed convoy who came later refused to stop when crying women sought for help and protection.”
There are fears that the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) spearheaded by DCP Abba Kyari has not been very active lately following the killing of some of their operatives in an encounter with soldiers at Ibbi in Taraba State.