Unknown persons have abducted Khadijat Isiaq, a 300 level Mass Communication student of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete.
It was gathered that the student was whisked away on Sunday night in a vehicle while walking with a friend at about 9 pm in one of the off-campus hostels.
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University sources said the kidnappers had contacted the school and were demanding N50m ransom.
The university, in a statement by its public relations director, Abdulrazaq Sanni, said the student was abducted along Okoru Road in Malete town.
Sani said the school management has responded to the development and was working with the relevant security operatives to secure her release and ensure the culprits are brought to book.
He also said adequate security has been provided on campus.
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 the 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 a means of identification at all times.
“Similarly, students are enjoined to be mindful of their environment and be very conscious of the company they keep. The Vice Chancellor also enjoins students within and outside the institution to remain calm and go about their lawful activities with caution, as measures have already been put in place to safeguard the lives and properties of students and staff.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in Kwara, Ajayi Okasanmi, said efforts would be exerted to see to the rescue of the victims.