At least two graduates of the Benue State University, Makurdi in North-central Nigeria have been abducted by suspected terrorists on their way to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp.
Iorliam Jennifer Awershima, one of the victims was abducted along Zamfara-Sokoto road while on her way to the Kebbi State NYSC orientation camp, for the compulsory one year national service scheme.
Yiye Terlumun, another Benue State University graduate was kidnapped on his way to Sokoto State Northwest Nigeria.
According to his mother, Mrs Tarlumun, the kidnappers have called to inform her in the night but have not named the ransom which made her sick
“I was not happy when he told me he was posted to Sokoto. I have heard stories of how bandits and insecurity have ravaged these northern states and I don’t want anything to happen to him. He assured me he was going to be fine,” the distraught mother told HumAngle.
“I was sleeping waiting to receive his call for a safe journey. When my phone rang, I thought he was the one. Immediately I received it, I heard him crying in the background. That was when I knew he’d been kidnapped.”
HumAngle gathered that one Kondo Immaculate, a student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto was also abducted on Wednesday, Oct. 20, along Zamfara road while returning to school.
Immaculate, a 200 level Accounting student of the university hails from Benue State. No official statement from the university authorities as of the time of filing this report.
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