Precious Adeyemo and Abiola Oyefule, two students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen from the Ayetoro campus in Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, have been released.
The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, announced the release of the students on Tuesday night.
“This is to announce that we have secured the release of Precious Adeyemo and Abiola Oyefule – both OOU students recently kidnapped in Ayetoro,” Abiodun wrote on his official Twitter handle.
“I appreciate the efforts of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies involved in the exercise that will now see the ladies reunited with their respective families.”
I appreciate the efforts of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies involved in the exercise that will now see the ladies reunited with their respective families.#BuildingOurFutureTogether #ISEYA #OgunState
— Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun – MFR (@dabiodunMFR) March 16, 2021
The students were said to have been kidnapped on Sunday night when gunmen stormed Igbole Aibo quarters in Ayetoro.
The two students were reportedly returning from an outing when they ran into the attackers.
According to a report, the gunmen were on the trail of a call card dealer in the area, but were unable to break into her house, after which the students were taken away instead.
It was said that in a 10-second video shared on Tuesday night by Emmanuel Ojo, media aide to the Ogun governor, one of the girls was heard weeping, while some persons who appeared to be family members surrounded her.