The two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, kidnapped on Sunday have been rescued by the Ogun State Police Command.
The students, Precious Adeyemo and Abiola Oyefule were abducted in Ayetoro area of the state.
The news of their release was broken to the public by Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, on his twitter handle.
Thanking the Police and other security agencies involved in the exercise, Governor Abiodun said, “This is to announce that we have secured the release of Precious Adeyemo and Abiola Oyefule – both OOU students recently kidnapped in Ayetoro.
“I appreciate the efforts of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies involved in the rescue exercise that will now see the ladies reunited with their respective families.”
Gunmen had stormed the Ayetoro campus of OOU in Yewa North on Sunday night, and kidnapped the two female students.
The gunmen were said to have demanded N50 million for the release of the students. Governor Abiodun had earlier on Tuesday announced that his government was aware of the two kidnapped OOU students, adding that his government was on top of the situation with practical steps taken to ensure their prompt release and freedom.
He added, “I have been working closely with the Police and other security agencies since the incident to ensure their safe release.
“The agencies have been charged to liaise with locals for relevant information, and make the best use of the logistic support we have just sent to the Joint Security Intervention Squad in the local government area.