Gunmen Invade Benue University, Abduct Students

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Gunmen have invaded Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue state and have abducted students from the institution. The Director of Information, Protocol, and Public Relations Unit (IPPR), Mrs. Rosemary Waku, confirmed the incident.

She said an unspecified number of students were taken away at gunpoint on Sunday night. “The University has reported the incident to the police and all relevant security agencies.

“Information was received from the school authority on April 24, at about 10.20pm, that some unknown men kidnapped three students who were studying.

“We received that information and we are on it. I know that we are very close. We will continue to do our best to ensure that we get to the root of this crime.

“For now, my advice to parents of the students is that they should remain calm. We are doing our best to ensure that they get their children back,’’ she said.

Anene, however, declined to comment on whether the kidnappers had contacted the school authorities or the parents of the victims or not.

The University has not heard anything from the students or their captors since the unfortunate incident took place.

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