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Armed Men Abduct Four University Students In North-Central Nigeria

The abduction makes the third in a series of attacks on students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria in two weeks.

Armed men abducted four students of the Nasarawa State University Keffi, North-Central Nigeria around 10:30 p.m. on Monday. 

Three of the students are female while one is male. 

A leader of the Students Union Government, Solomon Julius Timmy said the victims, all of whom are 100-Level students were kidnapped in their private hostel rooms in Anguwan Kare BCG in Keffi. 

“The students are Rahila Hanya, a student of Science Laboratory Technology, Josephine Gershon, a Computer Science student, Rosemary Samuel a student of Business Administration and Goodness Samuel a student of Geography,” he told HumAngle on the phone.

Keffi is at least 60 km from Abuja, Nigeria’s capital and 120 km from Lafia, its capital city. 

Timmy said the abductors of the students have called their families and negotiations have started. 

“We pray Almighty to safeguard and return them unharmed,” he said 

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Nansel Ramhan did not respond to calls from HumAngle to confirm the incident. 

HumAngle recently reported that five female students of Federal University Dutsin-ma and at least 22 female undergraduate students of Federal University Gusau have been kidnapped in northwestern Nigeria
Three days later, however, officials of the Gusau varsity said that 13 of the students had been rescued, while two had managed to flee, and eight were still being held captive. We have extensively covered attacks on schools and students in Nigeria.

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Mahdi Garba covers development, security, conflict, climate & disinformation at HumAngle. He heads the Humanitarian Desk at HumAngle. He tweets regularly @MahdiGarba.

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