.A student of Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu, abducted alongside others while journeying along the Okigwe-Uturu Road, has been released.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu made this known over the weekend, via his official Twitter handle.
Governor Ikpeazu thanked God, security agencies and the management of ABSU for the release of the abducted student.
He also vowed to bring the kidnappers to justice, adding that he will not share the state with criminal elements.
His full tweet reads:
“It is with exceedingly great joy and a very pleasant sense of relief that I announce that the only kidnapped ABSU student who was still in custody of the hoodlums that abducted some people a few days ago along the Okigwe-Uturu Road has been freed. I spoke with her and …her mother minutes ago and want to thank God, our security agents and the management of ABSU for a job well done leading to this good news.
“Our administration has since taken measures to strengthen security around the area where the incident happened and even beyond it ensure security of lives and property which remains my number one assignment as Governor and it is one duty I will never take lightly. We will surely take justice to those who abducted our student as we will not cohabit this state with criminals”.
The Vice Chancellor of the Abia State University, Professor O. M Ogbulu had earlier confirmed that two students escaped from the hoodlums while one student was still being held by them.