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DELSU Kidnapped Students Released…police confirms

Ifeanyi Okowa

The Delta Police Command has confirmed the release of two abducted students of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka.

It was gathered the students, Divine Omajuwa and Husseina Hamza, were abducted along the Oria-Abraka road on Sunday night on their way to school.

According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, the students were released on Tuesday at midnight.

He added that the kidnappers killed one of their friends, Stephen Odje, who was in their company during the attack.

Edafe notes that no arrests have been made, adding that the state command will do everything possible to arrest the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, the Akwa Ibom Police Command has denied the alleged killing of four persons in Oron on Friday last week, by a special squad from the office of the Inspector General of Police.

A statement on Wednesday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko MacDon, said that the police were on a specific assignment of arresting a suspect, but were resisted by the youths and the resultant gunshots led to the death of one Daniel Ukpe.

The statement reads in parts, “For the records, the Police Officers were on a specified assignment to effect the arrest of a wanted suspect.

“The said suspect raised alarm which led to an attack on the Officers and an attempt to snatch their rifles from them.

“The Officers stood their grounds and in the ensuing struggle, three persons were hurt and taken to the hospital while the suspect was forcefully dragged from the Police and he escaped with handcuff. However, one was confirmed dead while on admission.”