Gunmen have released former Vice-Chancellor of the African University in Bayelsa State, Professor Valentine Aleto, Concise News reports.

This news medium had reported that Aleto was abducted along Elegbeka/Ipele Road in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday.

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Professor Aleto also was said to be travelling from Yenagoa in his personal vehicle along the road at about 6:45 am on Thursday.

The suspected kidnappers reportedly appeared on the road and forced him into a stop before he was taken into the bush.

It was gathered that the abductors have demanded N20 million as ransom from the victim’s family to release him.

However, the Spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph confirmed this to Channels Television in a telephone conversation.

The police spokesman could not ascertain whether the ransom was paid before he was released.

He, however, informed that the police are still on the trail of the abductors and hope to apprehend them in no distant time.