Some students of the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue state have reportedly been abducted by gunmen.
The abduction which occurred on Sunday night, April 25, has been confirmed by the school authorities.
An unspecified number of students were taken away at gunpoint by the kidnappers.
Director of Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit (IPPR), Mrs Rosemary Waku, in a statement disclosed that the matter has been reported to the police.
The release reads in part: “An unconfirmed number of students of FUAM were abducted at gunpoint by unknown persons from the Campus on Sunday 25th April 2021.
“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 development comes less than a week after students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, were also abducted on campus. Less than 72 hours after their abduction, three of the students were found dead.