Unizik Kidnapped Professors Regain Freedom


By Felix Oti ,Awka

Anambra State government has announced the release of a Kidnapped Professor Sydney Onyeagu and Rev. fr Basil Gbuzo of Nnamdi University Awka on Friday .

They were last week abducted by unknown gunmen.

Press Secretary to Anambra State governor, Mr Christian Aburime who disclosed this in a press release on Friday did not share details of the priest’s release, but said that Anambra State government has commenced work to exterminate all criminal elements in the state.

He said: “This is to inform the general public that Prof. Sydney Onyeagu and Rev. Fr. Basil Gbuzuo, who was kidnapped last week has regained freedom, through the onerous efforts of the joint security task team of Anambra StateG overnment and well meaning citizens.


“The State Government will not rest on its oars, as we work to ensure that any person held in captivity is released unconditionally and unhurt.

“The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo CFR, appreciates the contributions of all well meaning people in the onerous effort to make Anambra a peaceful and liveable homeland.”
Aburime however added that: “We also seize this opportunity to send a strong warning to all criminals, their collaborators and sponsors. The full weight of the law will be brought on all such persons who engage directly or indirectly in orchestrating criminal activities.
“However, note that the olive branch offer extended to criminal elements who operate in the mould of agitators is still open. They should avail themselves of avenues provided by the State for them to be trained, rehabilitated and integrated back into the society.”

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The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of Anambra State
SP Tochukwu Ikenga who confirmed the their released said the Commissioner of Police CP Nnaghe Obono Itam has activated onslaught Operations on abductors of Fr. Basil Gbuzuo and Prof. Sydney Onyeagu of Unizik.
According to him,they were released unhurt by those who Kidnapped them on Friday.
“The CP assures that the Command is in high spirits and already leveraging on
information in this regard especially to frustrate criminal intentions of non state actors and reduce crime to the barest minimum in the State” he said

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