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Female university student kidnapped in Kwara

A female student of the Kwara State University, Malete, has been abducted by gunmen.

The victim, simply identified as Isiaq Khadeejah, a 300 level student of the institution, was kidnapped on Sunday at Malete.

She was reportedly kidnapped along Okoru Road in Malete town, a rural community where the university is located.

It was also gathered on Tuesday afternoon that the abductors had demanded N50 million ransom on the kidnap victim from the school authority and the local community for the release of the female undergraduate.

In a statement by the Director, University Relations of the institution, Abdulrazaq Sanni, on Tuesday, titled, “The Kidnap Case: Kadeejah Isiaq”, the school management expressed shock.

“The Management and the entire University community woke up to receive the shocking news about Miss Isiaq Kadeejah, a student of Mass Communication, who was reportedly Kidnapped on Sunday, August 22, 2021 along Okoru Road in Malete town.

“In a swift reaction to the above, the school Management is working assiduously with the relevant security operatives to secure the release of Kadeejah; ensure that the culprits are brought to book and also provide adequate security on campus. 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 M. Akanbi (SAN), wishes to advise 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,” he said.

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