ABSU: Govt Reacts Over Kidnapping As VC Orders Students Vacation

Umuahia – Twenty-four hours after some suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly abducted some students of the Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) along the Okigwe-Uturu highway, no information has been released concerning their whereabouts.

It will be recalled that during the gangster abduction on Tuesday, May 17, 2023, the driver conveying the eight students to their destination was shot dead by the Fulani marauders who later took the students to an unknown destination.

The statement reads, “Abia State Government has been informed of yet another incident of senseless kidnapping and unfortunate death of innocent citizens, especially students around the ABSU, Uturu-Okigwe axis and Umunneochi-Ihube area occasioned by the criminal activities of mindless terrorists.

“Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu is a very proactive, security-conscious leader who over the years has proven through visible results that the safety and welfare of all Abians and Nigerians is his topmost priority. “

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In a reaction on Wednesday, the Abia State government, in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Barr Eze Chikamnayo, assured the citizens of the state government’s efforts in rescuing those abducted.

Sooner than later after these events occurred.
The administration of Abia State University approved a mid-semester break for all Regular students of the University.

The Dean, of Students Affairs, is to ensure that all the students vacate the various halls of residence and await further directives on the date of return.

Please be properly guided, and signed by the school Registrar, Dr. Acho Elendu