Crime

Kidnappers abduct mass communication student of Kwara State University

A gang of kidnappers have abducted Khadeejah Isiaq, a  300-level student of the Department of Mass Communication, Kwara State University, Malete,located in Moro Local Government Area of the state

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Penpushing reports that, the university management while confirming the incident in a statement by the Public Relations Officer, Abdulrazaq Sanni said it occurred on Sunday along Okoru Road in Malete town.

The university spokesman added that, the institution was working with security agencies for the release of the victim, stressing that the police had dispatched their Anti-kidnapping Squad and the Inspector General of Police Response Team to Malete to work with the local vigilantes and other relevant agencies to rescue the victim.

Penpushing further reports that, as at the time of filing this report, the kidnappers were yet to contact either the university management or the parents for any ransom for the release of the victim.

The statement, however, advised members of the university community to be security conscious, and also advised students against keeping late nights, to walk in groups and have means of identification all the time.

“The management and the entire University Community woke up to receive the shocking news about Miss Isiaq Kadeejah, a student of Mass Communication, who was reportedly kidnapped on Sunday, 22nd August, 2021 along Okoru Road in Malete town’, the statement reads.

“In a swift reaction to the above, the school Management is working assiduously with the relevant security operatives to secure the release of Kadeejah; ensure that the culprits are brought to book and also provide adequate security on campus’,Sanni said.

“The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, has deployed the Anti kidnapping Squad as well as the IGP Response Team to Malete to work in collaboration with the local vigilantes and other relevant agencies to rescue the victim’,he added.

“In view of the above, the Vice Chancellor, Professor MM Akanbi SAN, wishes to advice the university community to be more security conscious and report any strange or suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities.

“Students are also advised to desist from keeping late nights and if they must move around, they should walk in groups and also have a means of identification at all times. Similarly, students are enjoined to be mindful of their environment and be very conscious of the company they keep’.

“The Vice Chancellor also enjoins students within and outside the institution to remain calm and go about their lawful activities with caution, as measures have already been put in place to safeguard the lives and properties of students and staff”.

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