By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
A 300 level Mass Communication student of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Khadijat Isaiq has been kidnapped, with her abductors demanding for N50 million ransom.
She was allegedly abducted on Sunday while walking with a friend around 9p.m. in one of the off-campus hostels.
Reacting to the incident in a statement the Director, University Relations Officer, Abdulrazaq Sanni, said the student was abducted along Okoru Road in Malete town.
According to Sanni, the school management has swiftly responded to the development and is working with the relevant security operatives to secure her release and ensure the culprits are brought to book.
He also said adequate security has been provided on campus.
He said: “The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, has deployed the Anti Kidnapping Squad as well as the IGP Response Team to Malete to work in collaboration with the local vigilantes and other relevant agencies, to rescue the victim.
“In view of the above, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Mohammed Akanbi (SAN), wishes to advice the university community to be more security conscious and report any strange or suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities.
“Students are also advised to desist from keeping late nights and if they must move around, they should walk in groups and also have means of identification at all times
“Similarly, students are enjoined to be mindful of their environment and be very conscious of the company they keep. The Vice Chancellor also enjoins students within and outside the institution to remain calm and go about their lawful activities with caution, as measures have already been put in place to safeguard the lives and properties of students and staff.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kwara State Command, Ajayi Okasanmi said effort will be exerted to see to the rescue of the victim.