The Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu has revealed that only one student of the Abia State University, Uturu is still in the hands of the kidnappers who reportedly abducted them yesterday.
Kalu in an update made available to Jungle Journalist Media Ltd, said that one of the victims who escaped yesterday said the others were free, save for one. He however, said that security operatives are currently combing the forests to rescue the student and other people also abducted.
His words “On Wednesday, 5th May, 2021, a Sienna vehicle conveying passengers, including students of Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU), was waylaid around Okigwe in Imo State along with two other private vehicles by yet to be identified hoodlums. The incident occurred between 7pm and 8pm on that day.
“Information gathered from the institution and one of the students who escaped from the abductors, indicate that only one student is still being held by the hoodlums.
“Law enforcement agencies of both Abia and Imo States have been mobilized to rescue the student and all those still in custody of the kidnappers.
“Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is directly coordinating efforts to ensure safe return of the student and the others as quickly as possible.
“In the meantime, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has given directive for security reinforcement along the Abia segment of the Okigwe-Uturu Road to prevent future occurrence”.