Police attached to Kaduna State Police Command in Wednesday rescued three 500 level law students of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
Police command spokesman, Yakubu Sabi, said in a statement that the three students and some vehicles abandoned on Kaduna-Abuja Expressway after an ambush of commercial vehicles by bandits were taken to a nearby police station.
He said: “The Command wishes to state that, on the said date, August 26, at about 18:50hrs, armed men in military uniform intercepted some commuters near Masari village along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway, opened fire on the vehicles, in the process kidnapped six persons.
“Due to the prompt response of the Police and other security agents to the scene, three people were later released by the hoodlums due to intensive combing within the general area.”
The names of the students are Fatima from Taraba, Maryam from Niger and Umar from Katsina States respectively.
A source told PR Nigeria that: “The three abducted students are all 500-Level law students of ABU Zaria. We learn that the kidnappers initially demanded for N50m ransom each but later reduced to N5m because they are students who are yet to be working.”
Sabi said three other captives were still with the kidnappers and would be released.
An aide to former governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo,, had told newsmen that his convoy repelled the kidnappers but could not stop them from taking seven persons awat.