Kidnappers invade C/River varsity, abduct 1 student, injure many | Dailytrust

Kidnappers invade C/River varsity, abduct 1 student, injure many

File photo of kidnappers
File photo of kidnappers

Kidnappers have invaded a private university in Akpabuyo LGA of Cross River State where they reportedly injured several students and abducted one of them into the nearby forest. 

Arthur Jarvis University is about 15 kilometres from Calabar and is owned by an opposition politician who recently aspired to become governor of the state. 

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The incident happened Tuesday night as the students were returning from reading classes within the sprawling campus. 

Reports from sources said students who managed to scamper away amid sporadic shooting by the kidnappers did so with multiple injuries. 

“The gunmen succeeded to abduct one of them and left another with severe matchet cuts. We understand that the kidnapped student was taken into the nearby forest”, a source said. 

Authorities of the school have issued a statement, confirming the gunmen’s invasion and said parents and students should remain calm, adding that they are on top of the situation. 

Police Public Relations Officer, Irene Ugbo, said the Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan, has drafted the Anti-Kidnapping, Anti-Cultism, and the Dragon Units of the police into the school to forestall break down of law and order and also secure the release of the kidnapped student.


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