Abduction at Confluence University: A Night of Terror in Kogi State

Bandits invaded the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, Okene, on Thursday night, resulting in the abduction of an undisclosed number of students. The attack, which occurred around 9 p.m., saw the assailants forcefully entering the university premises through the surrounding bush, disrupting the peace of the academic environment.

Eyewitnesses report that the bandits targeted three lecture halls where students were preparing for their upcoming exams, firing shots into the air to cause panic and confusion. As fear gripped the campus, students scrambled to safety, with some hiding in the bushes for over an hour until the danger had passed.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdulraman Asipita, confirmed the attack but has not yet disclosed the exact number of students abducted. “Our university community is in shock, and we are doing everything within our power to ensure the safe return of our students,” stated Prof. Asipita.

The local security guards and conventional security personnel at the gate engaged the bandits, which helped to minimize the number of abductions. However, the attackers had already succeeded in taking some students by the time they were repelled.

The Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Bethrand Onuoha, and the State Security Adviser, Jerry Omodara, have not been available for comments. The incident has raised concerns about the safety of educational institutions in the region and the growing menace of banditry.

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