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Unknown gunmen kidnap varsity students in Benue

The Police Command in Benue State has confirmed the kidnap of two female students of the Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi on the night of Saturday, May 25.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Sewuese Anene, on Wednesday confirmed the incident to NAN in Makurdi.

JS Tarka University is a Federal University named after the late minority rights activist, Senator Joseph Tarka by the Buhari administration.

Anene said the incident took place on Saturday night at about 11: pm along North Bank/Uniagric Road and not within the university campus.

According to her, the unknown gunmen blocked the road, attacked and took the victims before the security operatives could arrive the incident scene.

“It was in the night when some armed men came out, attacked and took them away before the arrival of the Police.”

She said the attackers took the car and all the occupants away.

Anene said both the family and the university have notified the Command and investigation into the matter was ongoing.

NAN investigation revealed that one of the students was in the department of Biology Education while details of the other one was not yet available.

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