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UNILAG reacts to video of ‘kidnap attempt’

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has allayed fears over an incident on the campus.

A viral video circulating on social media and WhatsApp suggested there was a kidnap attempt.

On Wednesday, the footage caused apprehension among students, their families and friends.

A press release by UNILAG Communication Unit stated that the narrative was a rumour and falsehood.

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The management said the incident was a case of social misconduct and physical assault between students.

“One party attempted to flee the scene and was apprehended by the security towards the Onike gate axis of the University.

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“The case is being handled by the Security Unit and Division of Students Affairs,” the statement read.

The foremost institution assured that the security and safety of all students remained a priority.

Police spokesman in Lagos, Adekunle Ajisebutu, also confirmed there was no kidnap or an attempt.

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“It was a case of misunderstanding between a female student and three others (one of whom is a UNILAG student).

“It led to an assault on the lady and some of the security guards,” the Public Relations Officer added.

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