The Sudanese employees of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (Unamid) who were abducted in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, on Thursday were released a few hours later.
Five gunmen driving a Land Cruiser without number plates intercepted four Unamid employees near the Technical College in Nyala on Thursday evening.
Initially it was reported that three employees were kidnapped, but it appeared that a fourth employee, a woman, was kidnapped as well.
Mohamed Fadul, a family member of one of the abductees told Sudan Tribune on Friday that the unknown gunmen released the abductees late on Thursday eveing in the area of Dama, 40 km northeast of Nyala.
He said that the gunmen stole SDG220,000 (about $12,000) from the Unamid employees besides their mobile phones and a vehicle.