Police refute rumoured kidnap of students of Plateau University



Police in on , refuted rumours doing the rounds that three female students of State University, Bokkos, were kidnapped by bandits on Monday.

Police spokesman in the state, ASP Gabriel Ubah, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that while it was true that bandits attacked the students’ village in Mbar community, in Bokkos, no student was kidnapped.

“Some students lost their phones to the assailants, while a male student was shot, treated in a hospital and discharged,’’ Ubah said.

He added that investigation was on-going to track the assailants so as to bring them to justice.

Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Yohana Izam, also refuted claims that assailants kidnapped three students the institution.

He equally confirmed the discharge hospital of the male student who sustained gunshot injuries.

“We are taken aback by the attack on the students’ community, but we are equally happy that our students are intact.

“We are still investigating the incident, which we condemn in totality,’’ he said.

Izam appealed to the students to be calm as security operatives were investigating the attack.

Students of the university protested against the attack and called for more to be deployed in the university community.

Dr Bentse Pamson, ASUU Chairman in the university, who also condemned the attack, called for more security around the institution.

issue of insecurity in the institution is what we agitated for in our Memorandum of Action with the state government about two months ago.

“It’s unfortunate that nothing the MOA signed ASUU and the government been implemented,’’ he said.

Pamson expressed concern over to lives and property of members of staff and students of the institution and called for more drastic measures to safeguard the institution. (NAN)