Unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits on Sunday abducted an unspecified number of students from the Federal University of Agriculture, Benue State.
Rosemary Waku, the university’s Director of Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit (IPPR), confirmed this in a statement on Monday.
“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 statement read.
The Benue Police Command also confirmed the attack.
“The Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command has ordered a full-scale investigation into the case,” a statement from police spokesperson, Anene Sewuese, said.
The Benue abduction comes barely a week after about 20 students were abducted from Greenfield University in Kaduna.
Three of the Greenfield University students were found dead on Friday.
Also, on 11 March, gunmen attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Igabi local government area of Kaduna, kidnapping at least 39 students. Five have been released by the captors, with the rest still in captivity.