See how two students escaped from gun men who captured them in Abia state university in Abia state


Brave Two students of the Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu, whose identities were yet to be known, have reportedly escaped from their abductors.

The Nation learnt that others were still being held by the kidnappers.

It was not clear whether the students were the target of the gunmen.

A source said on Thursday that the students were among occupants of a mini bus heading for Uturu from Okigwe in Imo State.

Our correspondent gathered that the incident, which has thrown the ABSU community into anguish, occurred between 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday.

Information Commissioner Mr. John Okiyi-Kalu, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the phone, said the students were attacked by gunmen in Imo State and not Abia as being speculated on the social and mainstream media houses (not The Nation).

Okiyi-Kalu, who noted that the Abia State Government is monitoring development on the incident, said the two students escaped from their captors when they (students) were marched to a forest with other travellers.

“We are working with the Imo State Government and security agencies in both states to ensure the rescue of others.

“The public and ABSU community are advised to remain calm, as we will spare no resources in ensuring the safety of the victims.

“No criminal operating in our environment will be allowed to escape justice. We take the job of protecting lives and property of Abians and visitors very seriously,” he said.

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What are your thoughts about this, what do you think the Abia state security officials should do to curb this situation of insurgency in Abia state university?


  1. We should always pray to God Almighty for protection and guidance.
    And we are our self need to protect ourselves we need to stop going out in the night, anyway we are about to go we should be careful you don’t need to depend on this the soldiers or the army’s or any security in Nigeria we ourselves to need to secure our self because our life are at our hands.

    May God Almighty protect us from every hidden danger.