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6 varsity students kidnapped, 1released in Kwara

By Demola Akinyemi
ILORIN – A gang of kidnappers struck at Kwara State University Malete in Moro Local Government Area of the state Thursday afternoon and kidnapped six students.

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One of the victims, a 200 Level student of the department of Mass Communication at the Kwara State University, (KWASU) Malete, Dorcas Oluwatimilehin Olanrewaju was however lucky as she was released Friday morning by the abductors .

Father of the victim, MR Layiwola Olanrewaju, journalist and state correspondent of the Sun Newspapers who confirmed this development with Vanguard said her daughter was released by the abductors in Omuaran his hometown.

The kidnappers while conveying the students through the town were said to have inquired of her town and dropped her off and left with other students.

Vanguard gathered that Dorcas and others were abducted on Thursday afternoon on their way to the campus in Malete.

It was also gathered that the victims had left their off-campus residence to write an examination and boarded one of the campus shuttle vehicles when they were eventually driven to an unknown destination.

Apparently sensing danger in the circumstances she had found herself, it was learnt that Dorcas the lucky one, was said to have quickly sent a text message to one of her friends to inform her that she had been taken away by some unidentified persons suspected to be ritualists.

Speaking on the development, the police public relations officer (PPRO) of the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi, said that the command had commenced investigation on the matter, adding that the report had been circulated to police formations within and outside the state towards possible arrest of the suspected hoodlums and safe return of the victim.

”We are very hopeful that others will be recovered alive and unite with their families ” The police spokesman assured.


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