Police Confirm Killing of Two Abducted Kogi Varsity Students

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Kogi State Police Command has confirmed that two of the abducted students of the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara, were killed by their kidnappers.

The State Police Commissioner, Mr Bethrand Onuoha, confirmed the inicident this while speaking with newsmen in Lokoja on Sunday.

Onuoha described the killing by their abductors as very unfortunate.

The CP who did not give details of the killing, said security operatives were on the trail of the abductors to bring them to book.

The students killed were James Michael Anajuwe, a 100 level Information Technology student and Musa Hussein, a 100 level Software Engineering student of the University.

They were allegedly killed at the kidnappers’ hideout in Kwara State.

Meanwhile, the University has announced three days of mourning over the two students murdered by armed bandits on Saturday.

This is contained in a press statement signed by the Registrar of the institution, Olufunke Hudson (Ms) on Sunday.

The institution which expressed deep pain and sorrow over the loss also directed that all activities in the university are to be held low-key from Monday, 27th to Wednesday, 29th May, 2024 in memory of the departed students.

According to the statement, “the Management shares in the pains of the parents, family, and colleagues of our dearly beloved deceased students, and we use this medium to condole with them.

“We wish to assure the parents, guardians, and the university community that the Kogi State government is making concerted efforts to ensure the safe release of the remaining students from captivity.

“We urge everyone to be calm and maintain the peace as the Visitor, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo, is leaving no stone unturned in his efforts at making sure that the students are released safely.

“May the Almighty God grant the souls of our departed students eternal repose.”


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