Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), in Ayetoro campus, Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The Nation reports that the students; Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola, of the departments of Forestry and Wildlife Management and Agricultural Economics respectively, were kidnapped in front of their hostel at the Olowu area of Ayetoro on Sunday night.
The gunmen have reportedly contacted the families of the students and are demanding N50 million ransom.
According to the newspaper, Niyi Oduwole, Deputy Registrar, Corporate Affairs Unit of the institution, confirmed the abduction, describing it as unfortunate.
Oduwole said the management of the university has been collaborating with relevant authorities to ensure the safe return of the students.
“The incident is most unfortunate. The university is beefing up security around all our campuses and hostels. We sympathise with parents of the victims and we want to assure them that their wards will be rescued unhurt. We are on top of the situation,” he was quoted as saying.