Bandits invades Kogi varsity, abduct students

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Bandits have attacked the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTEC) Osara in Kogi.

The gunmen invaded the campus around 9pm on Thursday while students were reading in classrooms for their forthcoming examinations.

A student who pleaded anonymity, said she was in ‘Class LR5’ with some other students for tutorials, when they heard a gunshot.

The student said they were shocked to hear the first boom of a gun, with several gunshots following in quick succession.

“We started scampering for safety and it appeared that the gunshots were coming from class LR3, where some students were also reading,” she said.

“I did not know where to run to. When I peeped through the window, I saw our security guard returning fire.”

The source disclosed that some students who managed to escape, said the bandits were shooting at them as they fled the scene.

“This morning, we cannot find some of our course mates. Their phone lines are not reachable. We even saw someone’s phone on the floor. We don’t know the number of students that have been kidnapped,” the student said.

William Ovye Aya, Kogi police spokesperson, is yet to respond to phone calls and text messages on the incident.


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