The 400-level student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Olayinka Toyinbo, abducted on Saturday by suspected kidnappers, has regained freedom.
Pava media reports that Toyinbo is of the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, College of Environmental Resources Management of the institution.
FUNAAB’s Head, Directorate of Public Relations, Kola Adepoju, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
He said that Toyinbo was released by his abductors on Monday night unharmed, safe, and sound.
Adepoju said that Toyinbo’s release had thrown the entire university community and particularly the students, who had, in the early hours of Monday, staged a peaceful protest, into a frenzy.
Adepoju, however, hinted that details of the student’s release were still sketchy and within the purview of the state police command.
The management of the university, on behalf of the entire academic community, is deeply grateful to security agencies, both the conventional and the unconventional.
“We are particularly grateful to the state police command, the media, traditional rulers, other stakeholders, and the public in general for their concern and efforts which culminated in the freedom of our student,” he said
“Police operatives had been in the forest for those three days. The student and the two others were released yesterday night (Monday) and they have all been reunited with their families,” he said.
Recall that students of the institution had, on Monday, taken to the streets to protest the kidnap of their colleague.
The placard-carrying students took their protest to the state secretariat of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abeokuta.
Toyinbo was, on Saturday, kidnapped by suspected gunmen at a private farm in Abule-Itoko, Odeda Local Government Area, about 25 minutes drive from the institution, around 8 am.