“Very Disturbing”: Kogi Gov Ododo Reacts As Bandits Abduct 9 Undergraduates From Varsity

  • Unknown gunmen reportedly attacked a university in Kogi state and kidnapped some students
  • The Kogi state government led by Usman Ododo, confirmed the abduction and noted that 9 students had been whisked away to an unknown location but rescue operations are underway
  • The state commissioner for information and communications, Kingsley Fanwo, confirmed the development and shared details of the via a statement

TheTalk.NG journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Governor Usman Ododo of Kogi state has confirmed the abduction of nine students of the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, Okene.

Kogi gov provides details on recent attack at a university in the stateThe governor of Kogi state says bandits kidnapped 9 students from Confluence University.
Photo credit: Alhaji Ahmed Usman OdodoSource: Facebook

Ododo confirms kidnap of nine students from varrsity

Speaking on the attack, Governor Ododo assured the people of the state of the safe return of the abducted students.

Ododo’s assurance was contained in a statement issued and signed by the state commissioner for information and communications, Kingsley Fanwo, on Friday, May 10.

Fano disclosed that immediately the report was received, the governor “activated the security architecture to track the kidnappers and ensure the abducted students are rescued and the abductors apprehended.”

Fanwo stated that while “nine students have been reported missing,” security operatives and local hunters are working to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students.

The statement read:

“The Kogi State Government received a very disturbing news at about 21.00 hrs, Thursday, 9th May, 2024 that the Confluence University of Science and Technology was invaded by kidnappers.

How the students were kidnapped

The students, who were reportedly reading for their upcoming exams were abducted on Thursday night, May 9, after bandits swooped on the university.

The bandits reportedly came in through the bush, went into three lecture halls and began to shoot into the air to scare the students.

The vice chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdulraman Asipita, has confirmed the attack but did not give details of the number of students abducted.

Gunshots in Kogi community

In another development, TheTalk.NG reported that there was tension in two Kogi communities where gunmen reportedly launched an attack on the people.

The report indicated that 19 people were killed in the attack, while the attackers reportedly razed several houses.

The state police command has confirmed the incident, while the people called for more security in the area.

Source: TheTalk.NG

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