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Gunmen attack Kogi varsity, abduct ‘many students’

Gunmen attack Kogi varsity, abduct ‘many students’
May 10
08:41 2024

Gunmen have attacked the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTEC) Osara in Kogi.

TheCable understands that the bandits invaded the university around 9pm on Thursday.

The incident occurred while students were reading in classrooms for their forthcoming examinations.

A student, who pleaded anonymity, told TheCable that she was in ‘Class LR5’ with some other students for tutorials, when they heard a gunshot.

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The student said they were shocked to hear the first boom of a gun, with several gunshots following in quick succession.

“We started scampering for safety and it appeared that the gunshots were coming from class LR3, where some students were also reading,” she said.

“I did not know where to run to. When I peeped through the window, I saw our security guard returning fire.”

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The source disclosed that some students who managed to escape said the gunmen were shooting at them as they fled the scene.

“This morning, we cannot find some of our course mates. Their phone lines are not reachable. We even saw someone’s phone on the floor. We don’t know the number of students that have been kidnapped,” the student said.

William Ovye Aya, Kogi police spokesperson, is yet to respond to phone calls and text messages on the incident.

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