Kidnappers demand N50m ransom for KWASU student

Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete

Suspected kidnappers, who on Sunday in Malete abducted a student of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, have been demanding for N50 million ransom.

The incident which sources said happened on Sunday night saw the victims being whisked away by some persons in a vehicle while walking with a friend around 9p.m in one of the off campus hostels.

The victim who is said to be a 300L Mass Communication student was identified as Khadijat Isaiq

A source in the University who preferred not to be identified said the kidnappers had contacted the university demanding for a ransom of N50m.

Reacting to the incident, the university in a statement signed by Abdulrazaq Sanni, Director, University Relations, said the student was abducted along Okoru Road in Malete town.

According to Sani, the school management has swiftly responded to the development and is working with the relevant security operatives to secure her release and ensure the culprits are brought to book.

He also said adequate security has been provided on campus.

He said “The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, has deployed the Anti kidnapping Squad as well as the IGP Response Team to Malete to work in collaboration with the local vigilantes and other relevant agencies, to rescue the victim.

“In view of the above, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Mohammed Akanbi (SAN), wishes to advice the university community to be more security conscious and report any strange or suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities.

“Students are also advised to desist from keeping late nights and if they must move around, they should walk in groups and also have a means of identification at all times.

“Similarly, students are enjoined to be mindful of their environment and be very conscious of the company they keep.

The Vice Chancellor also enjoins students within and outside the institution to remain calm and go about their lawful activities with caution, as measures have already been put in place to safeguard the lives and properties of students and staff” the statement by Sanni added.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer for Kwara Command, Ajayi Okasanmi said effort will be exerted to see to the rescue of the victims.


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