Dennis Naku, Port Harcourt
A lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Dr. Jones Ayauwo, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen three weeks ago in the Khana Local Government Area of the state has regained his freedom.
This came barely one week after students of the University, especially his students at the Department of Linguistics and Communication appealed for his unconditional release and sought immediate action from the security agencies, as well as the State and the federal governments.
Spokesman for the University, Sammy Kpenu, who confirmed his release to our correspondent on Tuesday morning said the lecturer regained his freedom on Monday night and has since reunited with his family as well as the university community.
Kpenu added,” The management of the University has already contacted his family, and thanked God for his release.
“This morning there was a special service to celebrate his release in Our Favours Chapel (the university:s church), Infact, when he was released, he went to the church to give glory to God.”
When contacted, spokesman for the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said he will speak on it soon, even as it is not clear if any ransom was paid to secure the release of the lecturer.