VC announces release of kidnapped Plateau State University student

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By Thompson Yamput

Bokkos (Plateau State) – Prof. Yohana Izam, the Vice Chancellor, Plateau State University, Bokkos, has announced the release of a student of the institution, Stanley Showul-Mushi, kidnapped by gunmen on Thursday.

Izam announced the rescue of the year accounting student in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Jos.

The vice chancellor said it gratifying the student eventually released by his captors on Friday evening.

He commended the operatives involved in the operation led to the release of Showul-Mushi.

“As an institution, we are grateful for the safe return of our hitherto missing student came back unhurt.

“Our earlier caution to our students to minimise off-campus late evening and night shuttles is still relevant.

”The university axis Bokkos through Diram and Ndar has been infiltrated by merchants of crime cash in on the vulnerability of the largely defenceless students’ population,” Izam said.

An anonymous source in the institution had told NAN that Showul-Mushi reportedly returning to the campus Bokkos town when the incident happened.

The victim, unfortunately, entered the ’ car and they took the N3,000 in his pocket and cleared the in his bank account with his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) .

“But thank God, the pressure mounted by operatives compelled the to release Showul-Mushin on Friday evening,” the source said. (NAN)