Cape Argus

14 kidnapped staff, students set free

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ABUJA: Nigerian police have confirmed the release of 14 university students and staff kidnapped last month by gunmen in the northweste­rn state of Kaduna.

About 20 people, including students and two staff of the private Greenfield University in Kaduna, were kidnapped by gunmen in the Chikun local government area of the state in April.

Police said the gunmen abducted the students and two staff, while killing one member of staff. The gunmen killed three students in captivity. Two students were killed on April 26. One abducted student was freed by the gunmen after his parents paid an undisclose­d ransom.

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