Gunmen kidnap final year student, demand N5m ransom in Plateau

Gunmen kidnap final year student, demand N5m ransom in Plateau

  • Felix Gele, a student of the Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau state has been kidnapped
  • The victim who was in his final year operated a provision shop close to the institution according to the student union
  • According to the union, the kidnappers came to the shop disguised as customers before kidnapping the student

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Another innocent student has been kidnapped in Nigeria. This time the incident happened at the Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau state.

The kidnap was confirmed by Zuma Francis Fwanshiwa. president of the Students’ Union Government of the institution, Punch Newspaper reports.

He identified the kidnapped student as Felix Gele who is in his final year and operated a provision shop close to the institution.

Gunmen have demanded N5m ransom over a kidnapped student in Plateau
Gunmen have kidnapped a final year student in Plateau state. Photo: Nigeria police
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The student union president said:

“The FCE Pankshin students are presently not happy because one of our students, Felix Gele, popularly known as Flavour, has been kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.

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“The victim is a 400-level(final year) student in the Department of Psychology.
“From what I gathered, he was in his shop in Pankshin with a relative when the gunmen who pretended to be customers arrived at the place around 8pm on Wednesday.
“One of the gunmen who first arrived at the shop actually bought bread from the shop, and while he was still there, another of his gang member came and asked for another item. It was while the student was trying to attend to the second person that the third gang member brandishing a gun suddenly appeared at the shop and ordered him and his relative to lie down. After they collected all the money they made from the shop that day, the gunmen asked the student to follow them, and since then, he has not been seen.”

Meanwhile, a source claimed that the gunmen had made contact with the family and demanded N5 million ransom.

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The source said:

“When the gunmen abducted the student, they called the wife and demanded N5 million ransom initially and later reduced the amount to N1 million."

Following these kidnappings, Premium Times reports that this might affect the future generation.

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Bandits kill two military personnel in Kaduna

Meanwhile, had previously reported that bandits killed two military personnel during an attack on Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna.

It was reported that the two personnel, Private Salisu Rabiu of the Nigerian Army and Ordinary Seaman Bilal Mohammed, from the Nigerian Navy, lost their lives while battling the bandits who attacked the school and kidnapped an unspecified number of students.

Governor El-Rufai described the military men as heroes who lost their lives while defending the students of Bethel Baptist High School.


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