Abia Government has confirmed Wednesday’s reported abduction of some students of the Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu Okigwe by gunmen operating on the university road.
The Commissioner for Information, Chief Okiyi Kalu, confirmed the incident in a statement in Umuahia on Thursday.
Kalu stated that the government had yet to ascertain the number and identity of the affected students, adding that two students escaped from the attack.
The statement added that the victims were returning to the campus in a mini-bus between 7 pm and 8 pm when the vehicle ran into the hoodlums.
According to the commissioner, the armed gang marched the victims into the nearby forest, along with other commuters in the bus.
“Two of the students managed to escape from the hoodlums, while others are still being held at a yet-to-be-identified location.
Credit: The Nation