Abductors of Abia varsity students contact VC, families
Abductors of the students of Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) and other passengers of a commercial mini-bus in Okigwe on Wednesday night, have contacted the vice chancellor of the university, Prof. Onyemachi Ogbulu and parents of the students.
Professor Ogbulu stated this on Friday while briefing journalists on the situation in Umuahia, the State capital, adding that only the student were still in their custody.
According to the VC, “We can safely say for now, it is only one student that is involved. The other two were able to escape.”
Declining “for security reasons” to disclose what the abductors had demanded from the parents, Ogbulu also added that their identities were yet to be established.
“Management of the university through our security outfit is working assiduously in assisting both the Imo and Abia State governments and law enforcement agencies to rescue the victim,” he said.
Meanwhile, the former state chapter chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Senator Emma Nwaka, has expressed utter dismay and anguish over the abduction of the student and other passengers.
He called on security agencies to deploy aerial facilities as a matter of utmost urgency to augment the ground rescue efforts just as they did in Orlu in Imo State in search of members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).