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Two students of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Mr. Divine Omajuwa of Geology Department and Miss Hamza Hussiena Jennifer of Pharmacology Department, who were kidnapped on Sunday have regained freedom.

Chrysora Media had earlier reported how kidnappers attacked a vehicle on Sunday at Oria-Abraka that had DELSU students in it who were on their way to Abraka.

Sadly, Odje Stephen of the Department of Medical Biochemistry who was also in the vehicle was shot dead during the attack.

Chrysora Media gathered that Divine and Jennifer were released at about 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

Speaking with OM exclusively, one of the released students, Divine, said that contrary to reports, they were not returning for the new academic session, adding that they did not go for holidays.

According to him, they were on their way back from Warri to Abraka when the incidence happened.

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He said: “I travelled with Hussiena to Warri while Stephen also travelled to Warri separately. While I was planning to return, Stephen called me and asked that he join me back to Abraka.”

Kidnapped DELSU Students Regain Freedom

Narrating what happened, he said that he saw a vehicle parked on the road and assumed it was an accident, but was shocked to find out that when he slowed down, it turned out to be that the car was used to block the road by kidnappers.

Divine disclosed that he tried to reverse his Lexus Jeep to escape when the kidnappers started shooting directly at them.

He disclosed that his girlfriend, Hussiena sat in front, while Stephen was at the back seat.

He also debunked reports that Stephen was shot dead on the spot, saying that it was a case of accidental discharge.

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“They shot my car tyres while trying to shoot at us. They saw that he was already wounded and so left him behind.

“The kidnappers told me that we were not their target. They said they trailed someone but lost their target because they were distracted by a truck carrying farmers and so became angry and stayed on the road for any possible victim,” he said.

Speaking further, he said that two of the farmers were still held back by the kidnappers when they were released.

“We were taken away to an unknown destination. They made contact with my parents before I was released,” he said.

Asked if ransom was paid, he said he was not aware, but said that the kidnappers dropped them at a public school close to Abraka after a discussion with his parents.

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Divine, who mourned the death of his friend, sobbed profusely while answering questions from our reporter and many times called the name of his deceased friend who died during the attack.

Meanwhile, the Student Union Government of DELSU reacting to the release of the kidnapped students, said: “We are grateful to God for their freedom from the hands of this evil perpetrators and the S.U.G also appreciate all Delsuites for their concern and their efforts in this trying time.

A statement signed by Comr. Solomon Mukolo, President, SUG and Comr. Gregory Mudia Ekrakene, Director of Information, SUG, also expressed heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Stephen Odje, the entire students of Medical Biochemistry and the entire staff and students of Delta State University.

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Parents of abducted Islamic school children gave up kids to bandits

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As a result of the inability to raise the latest demands of bandits, parents of the abducted Islamic school children in Tegina Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have allegedly abandoned the kids to their abductors.

It was gathered that the parents might have left the kids to their fate as they could not raise the N20 million ransom and six Honda motorcycles worth N3 million demanded by the bandits.

DAILY POST also learnt that some of the feelers they received on the death of some of the abductees have weakened some parents’ resolve and faith as they now doubt the children are still alive.

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3 More Students Of Bethel Baptist School Escape From Bandits

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Three more abducted students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna were said to have escaped from their captors.

They were subsequently found by security operatives roaming the forest.

The students, according to a competent security source in Kaduna on Tuesday, were found roaming in the forest in the Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

A source said that the students after their escape were re-kidnapped by another gang of bandits who entered into negotiation with the parents.

According to the source, “They escaped from their abductors and were later found roaming inside the forest by troops.

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“They were found in a forest in Chikun LGA, where they have been for days without food,” the source said, adding, “The students looked pale and sick.”

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The students were kidnapped in the early hours of July 5, 2021, around 2am on the school premises along the Kaduna-Kachia Expressway, Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

The first batch of 28 of the students had spent 20 days in the kidnappers’ den. Thereafter, another four of the students also escaped from their captors.

This was after payment of N50 million was made to the bandits which warranted the release of the first 28 students.

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Emeka Nwajiuba: Nigeria To Get $125m From Global Education Summit

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Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba has revealed that Nigeria will get a total of $125m as her shares from the Global Education Summit.

President Muhammadu Buhari and other world leaders who attended the summit raised US$5 billion to support education systems in up to 90 countries and territories, where 80% of the world’s out-of-school children live.

Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Politics Today’ monitored by DAILY INDEPENDENT, the Minister said that amount was the highest Nigeria has got and it was made possible because the President personally attended the conference.

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“$125 million will be coming to Nigeria. We thank President Muhammadu Buhari for showing up because his presence made all the difference. This is the largest Nigeria has ever gotten from this summit and this is a fantastic one for us”.

“Luckily for us, we also have the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education who is now going to be on the board of GPE, who is going to then stay there to make sure that we allocate these monies to the states where we have our biggest problems”.

“Most people won’t even think of Oyo state as a state where we have problems, but we do. We are studying all the graphics and we are going to allocate these monies to places where we can best utilise them or fill in the deepest gaps to try to get people running”.

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