Five out of the passengers kidnapped in Edo State on Tuesday have been released.
Reports say the released persons had paid ransom ranging from N800,000 to N3 million.
The report added that others still in captivity may be released soon as their families are working on raising ransom requested by the kidnappers.
The Edo State Police Command had on Wednesday denied knowledge of the kidnapping which occurred along Benin-Auchi Road, between Ehor and Iruekpen, on Tuesday.
Chidi Nwabuzor, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said he had not been briefed on the incident.