The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the release that three final-year students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, abducted on Monday along Abuja-Kaduna highway.
DSP Yakubu Sabo, Public Relations Officer in the state, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Kaduna state.
The statement said that three other persons were still being held by the kidnappers.
“The Command wishes to state that, on the said date, August 26, at about 18:50hrs, armed men in military uniform intercepted some commuters near Masari village along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway, opened fire on the vehicles, in the process kidnapped six persons,” the statement said.
“Due to the prompt response of the Police and other security agents to the scene, three people were later released by the hoodlums due to intensive combing within the general area.”
The statement said the three students alongside the abandoned vehicles at the scene of the incident, were moved to the Police Station.