Abducted Kaduna lecturers ‘escape from captivity’


The two lecturers abducted in Kaduna six days ago, have reportedly
escaped from captivity.
The lecturers – Adamu Chonoko from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU),
Zaria and his brother, Umar Chonoko, from Kaduna Polytechnic – were
said to have escaped on Sunday.
The lecturers, who are from Kebbi state, were kidnapped at Mahuta,
Igabi local government area of Kaduna.
Adamu was the first to be abducted while Umar was captured when he
went to deliver the N2 million and a brand new motorcycle ransom for
the release of his brother.
After collecting the money and the item from Umar, the abductors
demanded an additional ransom of N10 million for the release of the
two brothers.
Garba Muhammad, spokesman of Kebbi Indigenes Association in Kaduna
state, who broke news of the “escape” of the lecturers in Sunday, said
they returned home hale and hearty.
He said the lecturers escaped from captivity with the assistance of
security agency.
Corroborating his account, Yakubu Sabo, spokesman of the Kaduna police
command, said efforts were in place to arrest perpetrators of the
“Today 17/11/2019, at about 11:51 am, the command received information
from the family of the two kidnapped lecturers Adamu Chonoko from
Ahmadu Bello University and Umar Chonoko from Kaduna Polytechnic that,
the duo have managed to escaped from the den of their kidnappers,” he
“The Commissioner of Police Ali Aji Janga, while rejoicing with the
families and friends of the victims, assures the families and members
of the public that, the perpetrators of this crime will be apprehended
and be brought to face justice.
“The police will not relent on the ongoing investigation to track down
the perpetrators of this and other similar criminal incidents with a
view to arrest and prosecute them in accordance with the laws of the
“The command enjoins the good people of Kaduna State to continue to
support the Command in the current battle against criminality in the

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