The four students of the Kogi State Polytechnic kidnapped in Ondo State on December 23 have been released after payment of an undisclosed amount as ransom.
Their driver who was kidnapped along with them was also freed by the abductors.
A community leader and former Majority Leader of the Akoko North-West Local Government, Mr Soji Ogedengbe, confirmed the release of the victims on Wednesday.
He, however, confirmed that an undisclosed amount of money was paid as ransom before the victims were released.
The four students were kidnapped on Akunnu-Ajowa Road in the Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State while travelling home for the last Christmas holiday.
It was gathered that shortly after the abduction, the hoodlums contacted their families to demand N16million ransom