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Some students of the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi (FUAM), the Benue State capital, have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

In a statement on Monday by the Director of Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit (IPPR), Rosemary Waku, the school management confirmed that the incident occurred on Sunday night.

According to the institution’s PRO, the gunmen took an unspecified number of students away at gunpoint on campus after shooting sporadically.

“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 incidence took place.”

Confirming the incident, state Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene Sewuese, said three students of the institution were kidnapped on their university campus.

She added that the Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command has ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident.

The development comes less than a week after students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, were also abducted on campus.

Few days after their abduction, three of the students killed by the bandits on Friday.

In a statement on Friday, Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the remains of the three students were found at Kwanar Bature village, a location close to the university, on Friday.

He added that Governor Nasir El-Rufai has described the killing of three students as sheer wickedness, inhumanity, and an outright desecration of human lives by vile entities.

Aruwan said the governor, on behalf of the Government and the people of Kaduna state, sent deep condolences and empathy to the families of the students and the university community, as he prayed for the repose of their souls.

The commissioner added that the state government will keep citizens informed of further developments.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.