17 federal university students kidnapped in Nasarawa as protest hits Lafia

By David Okpashi

Uneasy calm in Lafia, Nasarawa state following protest by the students of Federal University of Lafia as gunmen suspected to be kidnappers invaded students lodge at Gandu area of Lafia, kidnapping no fewer than 17 students. The incident which occurred at 11pm Wednesday.

Meanwhile, students of the university have taken to streets to protest the invasion and frequent robbery cases, which they described as too many in the series without reasonable efforts by the management of the institution and the security agencies to stem the increasing incidences in the area.

Students who were seen carrying placards with different inscriptions and demanding for the unconditional release of their colleagues whose whereabouts remains unknown, also demanded for an end to the insecurity in the university environment, stating that they have had enough in the area.

When contacted, the Public Relation Officer of the university, Abubakar Ibrahim, who confirmed the incident, explained that the total number of students abducted was yet to be ascertained.

“It is too early to ascertain the exact number of students because those affected are not living within the school premising, but off-campus. From available information the number of students abducted is between three to five”

Confirming the incidence, Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa state command, DSP Ranham Nansel said the command was yet to confirm the actual number of students abducted adding that the identity of the victims were yet to be known

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