Vice Chancellor, Police confirm abduction of 3 UNICAL students

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Florence Banku Obi has revealed the names of three students kidnapped from the school two days ago.

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VC, Police confirm abduction of 3 UNICAL studentsThe Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Florence Banku Obi has revealed the names of three students kidnapped from the school two days ago.

She gave the names of the abducted students as Dickson Oluwadamilola Ayomide of Genetics and Biotechnology, Ojang Precious Ebijin of Medicine and Surgery and Ugwu Chukwuemeka, also of Genetics and Biotechnology Departments of the University.

Eyewitnesses had reported that the incident happened on 29 March 2024 when gun-toting men stormed Freedom Hostel, owned by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at about 7:00pm and whisked the victims away to an unknown destination.

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One of the witnesses, Emmanuel Effiom described the abduction as very brazen and terrifying.

Effiom said: “Most of us even thought they were security personnel. They applied force when one of the guys resisted.

Sources from the University confirmed that the offices of the Special Assistant Students’ Affairs and the Special Assistant Students’ Orientation to the Governor of Cross River State, the Student Union Government (SUG), and law enforcement agencies, have commenced a comprehensive investigation into the incident and see how they can rescue the victims unhurt.

 

Police confirm abduction

The spokesperson of the command, SP Irene Ugbo, who gave the confirmation, said the students were abducted on Thursday night at one of the university hostels inside the campus.

Ugbo, who didn’t give details of the abduction, however, said the police were working in collaboration with other agencies to rescue the students.

A source who pleaded anonymity gave the names of the students as Ojang Precious Ebejin, a 200-level student of the Department of Medicine and Surgery, Ugwu Chukwuemeka, a 300-level student of the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, and Damilola Dickson, a final-year student of the same Department.

 

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