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General News of Wednesday, 8 December 2021


Gunmen kidnap varsity students, five others in Delta

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Gunmen have kidnapped four students of Delta State University, as well as five others who have not been identified at the time of filing this report.

They were kidnapped along the Eku-Abraka Road in Ethiope East Local government area of Delta State.

According to reports, the kidnappers have demanded N5 million as ransom in order to release the victims.

The kidnapped students were identified as Arogbo Harriet Seyifunmi, Azunobi Prosper, Miracle Etavbwobor Robert (all 500 level students of the Department of SLT Chemistry as well as Adegor Aghogho Hapiness, a 500 level student of Electrical Engineering.

The Delta State University Students Union Government (SUG) led by the president, Comrade Solomon Mukoro, has condemned the abduction in a statement made on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

“The alarming abduction of students is very shameful to the state government and security agencies; that they have done nothing to stop the recent attacks on students and citizens after reports and official complains have been made about the Eku-Abraka expressway,” parts of the statement read.

The students called on the Delta State government “to wake up, develop and deploy new strategies to deal with insecurity and kidnapping in the state, especially the recent kidnappings along Abraka-Eku expressway.”

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