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Police rescue kidnapped UNIJOS professor, husband

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Professor Grace Ayanbimpe, who was kidnapped with her husband on Monday, has been rescued.

The professor with the Department of Medical Microbiology in the University of Jos was kidnapped by gunmen on Monday at their residence located behind Haske quarters, Lamingo in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State

NewsWireNGR gathered that the gunmen had made contact with the family shortly after their abduction and demanded N15 million ransom.

However, it could not be established whether any ransom was paid but a family source confirmed their release to reporters on Tuesday.

The spokesman for the State Police Command, ASP Ubah Ogaba who also confirmed the couple’s release said they were rescued by a joint operation by security agents including hunters.

“With the concerted effort of the Police Tactical team Plateau State Command, hunters and vigilantes, the kidnapped victims – Prof Grace Ayanbimpe and her husband Mr Isaac Ayanbimpe – were released unhurt,” the police spokesman stated.

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