Bandits raid Confluence College of Science and Know-how, abduct college students in Kogi State

Bandits raid Confluence College of Science and Know-how, abduct college students in Kogi State

Rigidity gripped the Confluence College of Science and Know-how (CUSTEC) in Osara, Okene, Kogi State, as bandits launched an assault on Thursday evening, kidnapping a number of college students amidst preparations for upcoming exams.

Based on an eyewitness, the assailants descended on the college premises at roughly 9:00 p.m., catching college students off guard as they studied for his or her impending examinations.

It was learnt that the bandits infiltrated the campus by way of the encompassing bush and stormed three lecture halls, unleashing chaos by firing gunshots into the air. As panic unfold, college students sought refuge, fleeing in numerous instructions to evade the attackers.

Though safety personnel swiftly responded, participating the bandits in a confrontation, the assailants managed to grab a variety of college students earlier than the scenario might be totally contained.

Thankfully, their advance was halted earlier than they might lengthen their attain past the preliminary three lecture halls.

It was additional learnt that the kidnapped college students have been gearing up for his or her first-semester exams, scheduled to start on Monday, Might 13, when the tragic incident occurred.

Talking anonymously, a scholar recounted the harrowing expertise of in search of shelter within the close by bush for over an hour till the world fell silent, permitting them to cautiously emerge from hiding.

When contacted for remark, Abdulraman Asipita, CUSTEC’s Vice Chancellor, acknowledged the incident however kept away from disclosing particular particulars relating to the variety of kidnapped college students.

He assured the general public that the college authorities have been actively addressing the scenario.

Efforts to achieve Bethrand Onuoha, the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, and Jerry Omodara, the State Safety Adviser, proved unsuccessful as calls to their respective traces went unanswered.

The group awaits additional updates as investigations into the brazen assault unfold.

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