Kidnappers free JAMB, NSCDC officials in Kogi

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POLICE in Kogi State have  confirmed that the five officials of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) kidnapped on Obajana-Kabba Road over a week ago have been freed.

Also set free were five officials  of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) kidnapped on Ayingba Road.

A police statement issued on Tuesday said that all 10 kidnap  victims were hale and hearty, and have reunited with their families.

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The statement, however did not say whether any ransom was paid or how much.

The JAMB workers were said to be traveling from the exam board’s Abuja office to Kogi ahead of a mock exam, while the NSCDC personnel were on their way for a  promotion examination in neighbouring Benue State when the kidnappers accosted them.