Suspected gunmen have abducted seven students of the University of Jos UNIJOS) in Plateau state.
Alfred Alabo, the state police command spokesperson, confirmed this to NAN on Wednesday.
Alabo said the students were abducted on Monday night at their hostel located outside the campus.
The police spokesperson added that the students were reading for their second semester examinations when the gunmen invaded the hostel and whisked them away.
“It is true that seven students of the university of Jos were abducted by some criminal elements,” he said.
”They were picked on Monday at about 8:30p.m. at their hostel, along Bauchi ring road in Jos North Local Government Area.
“The commissioner of Police in the state, Bartholomew Onyeka, has deployed armed police personnel to arrest the kidnappers and ensure the safe release of the abducted students.
“Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), and security agencies have also deployed their personnel for search and rescue operation.”
Alabo advised students and residents of the area to remain calm, adding that security agencies were working to ensure safe return of those abducted.
The institution has made the headlines in the past over security-related issues.
In 2021, management of the institution ordered closure of all students’ hostels over security threat.
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