Some Gunmen have abducted yet to be determined number of students of the Abia state university, Uturu (ABSU) ,along the Okigwe-Uturu Road .
The Abia state commissioner for information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu disclosed this in a press statement made available to Newsmen in Umuahia .
According to the statement ,”Abia state government is currently monitoring an incident that happened in Okigwe ,Imo state ,yesterday which led to the suspected abduction of yet to be determined number of students of the Abia state university Uturu,who apparently ran into a yet to be identified gang of hoodlums operating along the Okigwe Uturu Road'”
The statement further read that ,” preliminary information available to us indicates that the students were moving in a mini van from Okigwe to Uturu between 7pm – 8pm when they ran into the armed gang who marched them into the nearby forest along with other yet to be identified travelers. Two of the students managed to escape from the hoodlums while others are still being held at a yet to be identified location”
The statement disclosed that Abia state government is working with the government of Imo state and relevant security agencies in both states to ensure the rescue of the abducted students and others.
The has warned that no criminal operating within the environment will be allowed to escape justice as ” we take the job of protecting lives and property of Abians and visitors to the state very seriously ”
However, government has advised the public and ABSU community to remain calm ,assuring that government will spare no resource in ensuring the safety of the victims.