UNIABUJA students attack alleged kidnappers, set car ablaze

Alleged kidnappers
Alleged kidnappers

Following recent cases of abduction, theft and molestation in the University of Abuja, some students on Friday attacked men suspected of entering the school premises to kidnap girls, and set their car ablaze.

The incident was confirmed by the student union president, Abeeb Obasanjo. Mr. Obasanjo however said the situation was under control.

“We have security issues right here and we are doing our best with the school security to curtail it,” he said.

A student, Damilola, explained to PREMIUM TIMES Friday night that the alleged kidnappers came to the school on Tuesday to pick some ladies adding “that the ladies never came back.”

“There is tension in our school right now, nobody can enter and nobody can go out, the kidnappers were three. They tried to pick another student but the students were able to recognise them and burnt their car,” another student, Mercy, explained to A PREMIUM TIMES.

“Two girls got an invitation to go out from a hostel member, who is not a student but was impersonating just to get girls kidnapped from the school.”

When contacted, the Chief Security Officer of the school, Solomon Ngbede, said the alleged kidnappers were under the custody of the school security team, “so that they won’t be lynched by the students.”

Mr. Ngbede said the students that were kidnapped have been rescued by security officers of the University.

“Onyinye and Ene (abductees) were kidnapped five days ago and the kidnappers confessed that they were the ones who picked them up so we went there in the company of the police and rescued the girls last night and they are with their parents now,” he said.

“The kidnappers came back yesterday to pick another set of girls. They were two men and a lady. The students were able to recognise them, so we have the men and two girls in our custody,” he said.


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  • Binta

    This is a good and welcome development. We shouldn’t always fold our hands and expect law enforcement officers to be everywhere when needed to do what we also can do. Let’s be more proactive Nigerians. Kudos to UniAbuja students!

  • Blessed

    Kudos to University of Abuja students, they have done well, the kidnappers should be sentenced to death by the law

  • Liberty

    That was vigilance per excellence!
    Notwithstanding the buzz and the crowd, the students had managed to take physical cognisance of visitors ndnin-students roaming in their midst.
    Congratulations to the rescued and the would-be victims.

    • Kallah Bature

      I think the story doesn’t add up.”The school security and the police rescued the girls earlier kidnapped…. the kidnappers came back again and were recognized by the students.”Why were they not arrested in the first place? These students must be careful not to fall prey of the new law against lynching innocent people recently enacted by the HOUSE OF REPS.

      • DrChris Nwankwo

        Do you have comprehension problem?

        • Kallah Bature

          With due respect Dr.(if you are really one) read the story very well when you wake up and comprehend the way it is presented.Good luck.

          • DrChris Nwankwo

            Bature, the story is very clear. You only failed to read between the lines. As for whether am one, leave the answer to those that know me; it adds no substance to the subject matter.

  • Shahokaya

    This is an eye opener to all those campus girls that follow unknown people outside. While their parents work hard to send them to schools they in some cases end of attending overnight parties for a few “dollars “.

  • manager

    Girls going after men lnstead of there education, l think this is a warning