Abia Commissioner for information, John Kalu has confirmed the abduction of students from the Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) by unknown gunmen.
The report came on Thursday as it revealed that the Gunmen whisked the students into the forest shortly after they ambushed them while journeying on a bus along Okigwe-Uturu Road.
The commissioner stated that the incident happened on Wednesday night and then two of the students escaped from the clutches of the hoodlums while others were still being held hostage by the criminals.
The statement read, “Abia State Government is currently monitoring an incident that happened in Okigwe, Imo State, yesterday which led to the suspected abduction of yet to be determined number of students of the Abia State University, Uturu, who apparently ran into a yet to be identified gang of hoodlums operating along the Okigwe-Uturu Road”. The students were said to be moving in a minivan from Okigwe to Uturu between 7pm – 8pm when they ran into the armed gang who marched them into the nearby forest along with other unidentified travelers.