Gunmen have abducted an undisclosed number of students from the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, the capital of northcentral Benue State.
The institution confirmed the incident on Monday noting that nothing has been heard from the students or their captors since the incident occurred.
“The university has reported the incident to the police and all relevant security agencies,” a statement signed by the university’s Director of Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit (IPPR), Rosemary Waku, reads.
“The university has not heard anything from the students or their captors since the unfortunate incidence took place.”
Kidnapping for ransom and banditry are fast becoming a mainstay in the West African country with school students in Nigeria’s northeast, northwest and northcentral regions becoming targets in recent times.
Only recently, about twenty students were abducted from Greenfield University in Kaduna State. Three of the students were however killed by the abductors.
On March 11, 2021, gunmen attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Igabi local government area of Kaduna, kidnapping at least thirty students.
By Abel Ejikeme