Three students from the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi have been abducted by unknown gunmen, the school confirmed on Monday.
A statement by the university’s Director of Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit (IPPR), Mrs Rosemary Waku said “The University has reported the incident to the police and all relevant security agencies,”
“The University has not heard anything from the students or their captors since the unfortunate incidence took place.”
The police has also confirmed the abduction.
“The Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command has ordered a full-scale investigation into the case,” police spokesperson, Anene Sewuese, said in a statement released on Monday.
The Benue abduction comes barely a week after about 20 students were abducted from Greenfield University in Kaduna. Three of them were later found dead on Friday.
Anene Sewuese told the press that the gunmen struck at about 10:20 pm and abducted three of the students studying close to a lecture theatre.
She said, “We have received that information, we are on it and I know that we are very close.
“My advice is that the members of the public remain calm. We are doing our best to make sure that we get to the root of this and apprehend perpetrators of this crime.
“I assure the parents of these students that the police will do our best to get their children.”