Cases of kidnapping targeting students of Higher Institutions appear to be on the rise with reports indicating that gunmen have kidnapped two students of the Federal University Wukari, Taraba State.

The gunmen reportedly operated for almost an hour on Monday night, shooting sporadically and injuring many other students without any intervention from security agencies, despite the proximity of the crime scene to a checkpoint

The two abducted students have been identified as Joshua Sardauna from the Economics Department and Obianu Elizabeth from the Microbiology Department.

Authorities at the University have since confirmed the incident and with efforts underway to ensure the safe release of the students.

Spokesperson for the institution, Ashu Agya, added that nine suspected kidnappers were apprehended inside the bush by youths of the community shortly after the incident and they have been handed over to the police for interrogation.

The institution appealed to the federal and state government as well as philanthropists to assist in building hostels for students and staff within the school premises to avert forestall future abductions

The last case of abduction that occured at the institution in 2022 led to the closure of the school to douse tension among parents, staff and students.



Following the murder of Abdulkadir Kamal; a lecturer from the Physical and Health Education Department at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), the police in the State says it has arrested eight suspects in connection with the crime.

However, spokesman for the Borno State Police Command, Kenneth Nahun, who confirmed the arrest to Newsmen, did not disclose if those arrested were students.

According to him, the University’s Chief Security Officer informed the police of the incident; prompting the deployment of officers to the scene

He said it was not long after the team.arrived at the scene – that suspects were arrested to assist investigations

The police spokesperson said the lecturer was stabbed multiple times with knives and daggers, leaving him in the pool of his blood before he died.

At the time of his death, the lecturer was the examination officer at his department.