The two female students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro Campus, Ogun State, that were kidnapped on Sunday night, have regained their freedom.
Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola, 300 level students in the Departments of Forestry and Wildlife Management and Agricultural Economics respectively, were abducted about 9pm on Sunday when the attackers stormed Igbole Aibo Quarters of Ayetoro, in Yewa North Local Government Area of the state.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, confirmed their release on Tuesday night.
“This is to announce that we have secured the release of Precious Adeyemo and Abiola Oyefule – both OOU students recently kidnapped in Ayetoro.
“I appreciate the efforts of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies involved in the exercise that will now see the ladies reunited with their respective families,” the governor said.
The spokesperson for Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, also confirmed the students release.
It is, however, not clear if any ransom was paid.
Abiodun, had earlier on Tuesday, directed security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the abduction of the two students and ensure that the victims were rescued unhurt.