Students of the Federal University Lafia took to the streets on Thursday to protest the rising insecurity around their campus and the kidnap of some students on Wednesday. Their protests cause heavy traffic gridlock on the highway.
THISDAY gathered that security agencies had been deployed to beef up security in and around the campus, as search effort was intensified to rescue the kidnapped students.
President of the Student Union Government, Comrade Ibrahim Ismaila, said the latest incident occurred at about 11pm Wednesday, when some kidnappers stormed off-campus residential apartments of students and kidnapped at least 7 students.
Ismaila said: “Around 11pm, an incident happened around Confidence Lodge, outside the university, not even close to the university. Some kidnappers came and seized some phones. They didn’t kidnap anybody there. Immediately, the security CSO and other security, went there but before they reached there all of them (kidnappers) ran away, so they dispersed.
“In about two to one hour, another kidnapping occurred in Gwandu area, another residential area close to the school area. That was where they took almost seven students. The school security called back some of the soldiers. The soldiers came but they couldn’t locate them. So the students have been agitating and angry. It has been happening, so the students decided to exercise their rights. As I am talking to you right now, I think there are measures put in place by the school and soldiers have been deployed.”