Some Students of Abia State University, Uturu in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State have been abducted by unidentified hoodlums operating along the Okigwe – Uturu Road.
The Students who were moving in a mini van with other travelers from Okigwe to Uturu between 7pm – 8pm ran into the armed gang who took them into a nearby forest.
A statement from the Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu said however, one of the students escaped while others are still being held in an unidentified location
According to the statement, “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 property of Abians and visitors to the State very seriously”, he concluded.
Photo: Abia Gov. Dr Okezie Ikpeazu