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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu Gives Update On Kidnapped ABSU Students

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

 

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has revealed that only one sutdent of Abia State University is currently in the custody of kidnappers.

 

He gave the update on Friday.

 

We had reported that ABSU students ran into the bandits who were operating along the Okigwe-Uturu Road, Imo State around 7pm – 8pm.

 

In a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, Ikpeazu said law enforcement agencies of both Abia and Imo States have been mobilized to rescue the student and all those still in custody of the kidnappers.

 

The statement added that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has given directive for security reinforcement along the Abia segment of the Okigwe-Uturu Road to prevent future occurrence.

 

The statement reads:

“On Wednesday, 5th May, 2021, a Sienna vehicle conveying passengers, including students of Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU), was waylaid around Okigwe in Imo State along with two other private vehicles by yet to be identified hoodlums. The incident occurred between 7pm and 8pm on that day.”

“Information gathered from the institution and one of the students who escaped from the abductors, indicate that only one student is still being held by the hoodlums.”

“Law enforcement agencies of both Abia and Imo States have been mobilized to rescue the student and all those still in custody of the kidnappers.”

“Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is directly coordinating efforts to ensure safe return of the student and the others as quickly as possible.”

“In the meantime, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has given directive for security reinforcement along the Abia segment of the Okigwe-Uturu Road to prevent future occurrence.”

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