Yet-to-be-identified gunmen have whisked away seven students of the University of Jos.
DSP Alfred Alabo, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Police Command in Plateau State, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos.
According to Alabo, the students were abducted on Monday night at their hostel located outside the campus.
He explained that the students were whisked away while reading for their second-semester examinations that commenced on Tuesday.
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”It is true that seven students of the University of Jos were abducted by some criminal elements.
”They were picked up on Monday at about 8:30pm at their hostel, along Bauchi ring road in Jos North Local Government Area.
”The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bartholomew Onyeka, has deployed armed police personnel to arrest the kidnappers and ensure the safe release of the abducted students.
”Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), and other security agencies have also deployed their personnel for search and rescue operations,” he said.
Alabo advised students and residents of the area to be calm, insisting that security agencies were working assiduously toward ensuring the safe return of the abducted students.