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Lecturers Kidnapped In Kaduna Have Been Released

The three lecturers of Shehu Idris College of Health Science and Technology, Makarfi, who were kidnapped by gunmen have been freed.

The victims include two women, Rabi Dogo and Halimatu Malam, and the director of the institution’s dental school, identified as Dr. Akawo.

The staff were released on Tuesday around 8pm, according to the college’s sole administrator, Yusuf Yakubu.

Mr Yakubu said he personally negotiated with their abductors before the three were freed.

“Please be informed that the three kidnapped staff of Shehu Idris College of Health Science and Technology Makarfi were released this night at about 8pm.

“I the Administrator of the College negotiated with the kidnappers and they released them to me.”

The official did not disclose whether ransom was paid before their release.