Two female OOU students kidnapped

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Two female students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro campus in Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State were reportedly kidnapped by gunmen.

The victims, identified as Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola, are students at the departments of Forestry and Wildlife Management and Agricultural Economics respectively.

They were reported to have been abducted in front of their hostel on Sunday night at Olowu area of Ayetoro .

Confirming the incident, the Deputy Registrar, Corporate Affairs Unit, of the institution, Mr Niyi Oduwole, described it as unfortunate.

Oduwole said that the university management is on top of the situation in ensuring the safe return of the abductees.

He said, “the incident is most unfortunate. The university is beefing up security around all our campuses and hostels.

“We sympathise with parents of the victims and we want to assure them that their wards will be rescued unhurt. We are on top of the situation.”

Efforts made to confirm the incident from the police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi was not successful as calls made to his mobile phone were not picked.

Students appeal

The Ogun State chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Mr. Adeyemi Samson, has begged Governor Abiodun to ensure security of students in Ogun West.

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“Our governor must embark on a fact finding mission now, so as to see things for himself because the security situation in Ogun West is terrible.

“We also beg the commissioner of police to move to Ogun West to restore normalcy in the area.”

Samson also said that if the area is searched effectively, the culprits might still be apprehended and the students released safely.

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