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Bandits Storms Kogi University, Abduct Unspecified Number Of Students

A group of bandits kidnapped many students from the Confluence University of Science and Technology in Osara, Okene, Kogi State, on Thursday night.

According to an eyewitness testimony, the assailants ambushed the campus at approximately 9 p.m. while the students were cramming for their impending examinations.

According to the informant, the bandits entered three lecture halls via the bush and started shooting into the air to frighten the students.

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“They trapped the students inside the halls and started taking them; the school was thrown into total confusion as fear-stricken students in other halls scurried to safety, scampering in various directions.

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“By the time local security guards and the conventional security men at the gate engaged the bandits, they had already succeeded in abducting some students.

“But the efforts minimised the damage as the attackers didn’t go beyond the first three halls,” the source said.

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The source claims that when the bandits attacked, the students were getting ready for their first-semester examination, which was scheduled to start on Monday, May 13.

A student who was keen to remain anonymous said that he went to the bush with a few others and hid there for “more than an hour.”

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“We only ventured out when everywhere became quiet,” he said.

When contacted, Prof. Abdulraman Asipita, Vice Chancellor of CUSTEC, acknowledged the occurrence but would not provide the precise number of students taken hostage.

“I don’t talk to journalists on incidents like this, but I want you to know that we are on top of the situation,” he said. [CONTINUE READING HERE]

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