25 August 2021
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Suspected kidnappers have abducted a 300-level Mass Communication student of the Kwara State University, Malete.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the incident happened around 9pm on Sunday when the victim was whisked away by some persons who were in a vehicle.
The victim, identified as Khadijat Isaiq, was said to be walking with a friend to her off-campus hostel in the town when she was attacked and abducted.
A source told our correspondent that the kidnappers had contacted the university and demanded a ransom of N50m.
The varsity, in a statement signed by the Director, University Relations, Abdulrazaq Sanni, said the student was abducted on Okoru Road in Malete town.
According to Sani, the school management is working with relevant security agencies to secure her release and ensure the culprits are brought to book.
He said, “The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, has deployed the anti-kidnapping squad, as well as the IGP Response Team to Malete to work in collaboration with local vigilantes and other relevant agencies, to rescue the victim.
“In view of the above, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Mohammed Akanbi (SAN), wishes to advise the university community to be more security conscious and report any strange or suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities.
“Students are also advised to desist from keeping late nights and if they must move around, they should walk in groups and also have means of identification at all times.
“Similarly, students are enjoined to be mindful of their environment and be conscious of the company they keep.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, said effort would be intensified to rescue the student