- Kidnappers have abducted some Some students of Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa state around their campus
- The gunmen reportedly stormed the university community at about 11:30 pm on Thursday and whisked the students
- The vice-chancellor of the University, Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman was quoted to have said that kidnapping of students constitutes one of the most serious threats to education
In another sad development for Nigeria some students of Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa state, have been kidnapped around their campus.
The incident was confirmed by the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the institution, Mr. Abubakar Ibrahim, Daily Trust reports.
According to him, four students were abducted when the gunmen stormed the university community at about 11:30 pm on Thursday and whisked them to an undisclosed location.
Meanwhile, the vice-chancellor of the University, Prof. Shehu Abdul Rahman, on behalf of the management of the institution, expressed his profound outrage at the unfortunate development.
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He was quoted as saying kidnapping of students constitutes one of the most serious threats to education in Nasarawa State, in particular, and Nigeria in general.
The vice-chancellor, who has since visited the area where the students were kidnapped, visited the Nasarawa Police command where he formally notified the commissioner of Police about the abduction of the students,” the statement added.
He urged students to pay more attention to security-related matters and appealed to them to remain calm and go about their normal activities.
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