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Gunmen have abducted some students of the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue State.
The school authorities confirmed the incident, saying an unspecified number of students were taken away at gunpoint on Sunday night.
The Director of Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit (IPPR), Mrs Rosemary Waku, made the disclosure on Monday.
A student of the Institution who also confirmed the abduction wrote, “Students were abducted from my school yesterday(Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi,Benue State ) It’s been 24hrs and I don’t know why the Radio and Tv stations are making it a secret No word from the vc either,everyone is just keeping mute Relatives deserve to know”.
“Some students ID card have been seized at Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi,Benue State Why:they are to barb & report back so they can reclaim their ID cards,does this help the security challenge in school These are poor strategies & Channels of tackling insecurity.” He continued.
More details to follow but Nigeria’s security situation is deteriorating, which has led some observers to fear for the country’s future, especially as the country’s military is facing a shortage of weapons in dealing with the attacks from multiple fronts across the country.
In Kaduna, Bandits who abducted an unspecified number of students from the Greenfield University Kaduna on Tuesday murdered three of the students and dumped their remains near the school premises.
The killings have sparked outrage from right groups and fears among parents of some of the students abducted in the university and those of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation Afaka.
The private tertiary institution established in 2019 is situated in Kasarami, about 30 kilometres from Kaduna, along the Kaduna-Abuja highway in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
Gunmen had on Tuesday at 8.30pm invaded the school premises, killed a staff and abducted about half of the student population.