Reporter : CHINEDU ANYASO
Abia State Government says it is monitoring an alleged abduction of yet to be determined number of students of the Abia State University (ABSU), who ran into a yet to be identified gang of hoodlums operating on the Okigwe-Uturu Road, Wednesday evening.
A statement endorsed by the Commissioner for Information, Abia State, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, said
Preliminary information indicated that the students were moving in a mini van from Okigwe to Uturu between 7pm and 8pm when they ran into the armed gang who marched them into the nearby forest along with other yet to be identified travelers.
According to the statement, two of the students escaped from the hoodlums while others were still being held at a yet to be identified location.
It explained that the Abia State Government was working with the Imo State Government and relevant security agencies in both states to ensure the rescue of the abducted students and others.
It advised members of the public and Abia State University community to remain calm as no resource would be spared in ensuring the safety of the victims.
The statement maintained that no criminal operating within the environment would be allowed to escape justice as the government had taken the job of protecting lives and property of Abia residents and visitors to the state very seriously.