6 kidnapped Igbonla students regain freedom

The six students were first released in Ajakpa Community in Ese Odo Local Government area of Ondo State.

The students were reportedly released to a government delegation in Ajakpa Community in Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state before they were moved to the Ondo State Police Command headquarters in Akure.

The students are: Yusuf Farouk, Rahmon Isiaka, Pelumi Philips, Peter Jonas, Adebanjo George and Judah Agboasi.

A source close to the relatives of one of the kidnapped students confirmed to Pulse Nigeria that the boys have indeed been released.

Their release was arranged after days of negotiations between the kidnappers and the authorities.

Weeks ago, N30 million had been paid as ransom for the students' return, but the kidnappers later demanded an additional N1.5 million to be used to transport them back to Lagos.

According to early reports, no additional ransom was paid to the kidnappers to secure the release of the students.

This will come as a relief to the parents of the students who have agonised over their absence for the 64 days they were held in captivity.

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