Abia State government confirms abduction of ABSU students
A yet-to-be-identified number of Abia State University students, Uturu were abducted by Gunmen on Okigwe-Uturu road on Wednesday night.
The commissioner for information of the state, John Kalu confirmed the abduction through a press release he issued on Thursday.
According to him, the government is monitoring the incident that happened in Okigwe, Imo state on Wednesday which led to the suspected abduction of a yet-to-be-determined number of students of the University who apparently ran into a yet to be identified gang of hoodlums operating along the Okigwe-Uturu Road.
He stated that preliminary information available indicates that the students were moving in a minivan from Okigwe to Uturu between 7 pm-8 pm when they ran into the armed gang who marched them into the nearby forest along with other yet-to-be-identified travelers.
“Two of the students managed to escape from the hoodlums while others are still being held at a yet to be identified location.”
“We are working with the government of Imo State and relevant security agencies in both states to ensure the rescue of the abducted students and others.”
“Members of the public and ABSU community are advised to remain calm as we will spare no resource in ensuring the safety of the victims.”
“No criminal operating within our environment will be allowed to escape justice as we take the job of protecting lives and properties of Abians and visitors to the state very seriously,” Kalu said.