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Kidnapped Nasarawa varsity lecturer regains freedom

A lecturer of the Faculty of Administration at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Dr. Comfort Adokwe, who was recently abducted, has regained freedom after her family and well-wishers allegedly paid the sum of N5 million to her abductors as ransom.

Heavily armed men had on Sunday night invaded her residence at Angwan Jaba in the Keffi Local Government Area of the state and whisked her away to an unknown destination.

One of her family members who pleaded anonymity told journalists in Lafia on Wednesday that the lecturer has regained freedom.

The source, however, said due to the shock the lecturer experienced in the past few days, she had been at a hospital for medical examination since she was released.

“I was told that the sum of N5 million was paid before she was released by the bandits. She is still undergoing medical examination so that we can be very sure that she is fine because the experience is a sad one.

“Kidnappers and other criminal elements have been doing whatever they like especially here in Northern Nigeria. The government should urgently look into the matter because many people are now living in fear due to the insecurity,” the source said.

As of the time of filing this report, efforts made to get the reaction of the Nasarawa State Police Command through its Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, proved abortive as he did not respond to calls put across to his mobile lines.