Federal Varsity Lafia Denies Abduction of Student - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Federal Varsity Lafia Denies Abduction of Student

The management of the Federal University Lafia (FULafia) in Nasarawa State has dismissed the recent report of abduction of its  student . 

Head, Information and Public Relations unit of the university, Mr Abubakar Ibrahim in a statement on Tuesday in Lafia, clarified that  none of the students was abducted at 
Mararraban near the university's take off site 

His words,“none of our students was involved in the recent abduction at Mararraban Akunza community near the take-off site campus of the university."

The University's Spokesman in the statement however cautioned journalists against the habit of rushing to publish story , just to be the  first to break such story  

He  assured parents that the university  had put adequate security measures in place to protect students in their two campuses, including those staying in the hostels.

The university appealed to the  inhabitants of neighbouring villages  to always notify law enforcement agencies about any criminal activities for prompt action.

The statement further reads in parts:
“During the unfortunate event, some people were abducted by unknown gunmen, after gunshots were fired in the air to disperse people.

“I am happy that the police had been able to secure the release of the kidnapped victims and none is our student' " .

“Journalists should always balance their reports and make sure their published stories are correct even if it means delaying to maintain their credibility and integrity,” 

Meanwhile, the Police Command in Nasarawa State says it has rescued the two victims abducted in the community close to the institution on Oct. 15.

ASP Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said in a statement on Tuesday in Lafia, confirming that the kidnapped victims that were rescued, through the support of Fulani leaders, were not students of FULafia.

The police spokesperson added that one of the victims was a graduate of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, while the second is a student at Al-Qalam university, Katsina. 

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