Activities around the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM), in Benue State Capital, have been halted after unknown gunmen stormed the institution premises and abduct three students.
As gathered, the three abducted students were said to have been whisked away during the late hours of Sunday by the gunmen around the College of Engineering area of the school.
It was learnt that the gunmen when stormed the campus, were shooting sporadically to scare the university security away before taking some students to an unknown destination.
Although the Director of Information, Protocol, and Public Relations Unit (IPPR), Rosemary Waku, who confirmed this on Monday, did not specify the number of students involved.
“An unconfirmed number of students of FUAM were abducted at gunpoint by unknown persons from the Campus on Sunday 25th April 2021. The University has reported the incident to the police and all relevant security agencies. The University has not heard anything from the students or their captors since the unfortunate incident took place.”
Meanwhile, the state’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Anene Catherine, who promised to issue a statement shortly, said the commissioner of police had ordered full-scale investigation
“Information was received from the University of Agriculture, Makurdi that On 25/4/2021 at about 10.20 pm, three (3) students were kidnapped within the school premises by unknown gunmen. The commissioner of police, Benue State command has ordered a full-scale investigation into the case,” she told The Guild.
This development comes less than a week after students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, were abducted. No fewer than three students among those abducted by gunmen from University were reportedly died in kidnappers den, presumably killed by their abductors.