Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a student of Arthur Jarvis University, in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State.
DIPLOMATIC DIARY gathered that the students were returning to their hostels from where they had gone to read when gunmen accosted them at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
While one of the students was seized by the kidnappers, others however escaped, although with various degrees of injury.
Acting Registrar of the university, Mrs Ngozi Ughas, said in a statement that the school management was on top of the incident.
“All students and staff are please requested to remain calm and go about their normal duties. Kindly desist from circulating false information capable of causing panic”, she said.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, said the Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan, has drafted the Anti-kidnapping and the Dragon Units of the police to forestall the breakdown of law and order and to effect the release of the kidnapped student.
She said that the police have commenced investigation into the incident.