The abduction of two students of the Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa was confirmed after gunmen attacked the Mararaba Akunza community of the state.
The spokesperson of the state’s police command, Ramhan Nansel, affirmed this to TheCable Lifestyle on Sunday.
The spokesman said that the varsity chief security officer reached out to report the kidnapping at noon on Sunday. He said this was after sporadic gunshots were heard during the rain in the area at Saturday 7.00 p.m.
Reports made earlier had stated that four were abducted that evening and the kidnappers have made contact with the family of the victims on Saturday night to demand N25 million ransom.
Speaking on the development, Nansel said: “Four students were not kidnapped. The details are still sketchy.
“At 12 pm, the chief security officer at FU Lafia came through the kidnapping unit of the Nasarawa state police.
“He said, at about 7:15 pm yesterday while it was raining heavily, they heard sporadic gunshots. They said the gunmen later left. Nobody reported to the police. It was today they went back to the area to make findings.
“They later heard that two of their students were abducted. Since we got the report, we’ve swung into action. The investigation has since commenced. That is the information available now. Just two people, not four.
“Series of actions have been taken since our investigations commenced. For security reasons, we cannot disclose those now. Once the investigation is concluded, the press will be informed.”
As of when this report was filed, the varsity authorities were unreachable and had yet to address the press on this.
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