Gunmen have abducted two students of the Federal University, Lafia in Nasarawa State.
The abductors were said to have invaded the school premises Saturday night.
It was gathered that the gunmen invaded Mararaba community which hosts the university at about 7pm on Saturday.
They were said to have shot sporadically into the air while they whisked away the students without any intervention from security operatives in the area.
A source within the university told our correspondent that the kidnappers have reached out to the parents of the abducted students and demanded N25 million ransom.
“It is indeed a sad situation that students will be kidnapped without any help from security operatives in the area.
“I heard that the kidnappers are demanding N25 million from the parents. The incident clearly shows that we are not safe in this environment. We are praying for their safe return,” the source said.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ramhan Nansel, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the command’s anti-kidnapping unit has been dispatched to commence a thorough search for the victims.
“The students were kidnapped yesterday (Saturda) evening in Mararaba but we did not get any report of the incident until this (Sunday) afternoon.
“But I assure you that we will do our best to rescue them from the kidnappers as men of our anti-kidnapping unit have been mobilised to conduct a thorough search in bushes and mountains in the area,” he said.