December 2, 2023

We’re making efforts to rescue remaining abducted FUDMA students – Police

We’re making efforts to rescue remaining abducted FUDMA students – Police

The Police Command in Katsina State says it is making efforts to ensure the release of the remaining four abducted female students of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA).

ASP Aliyu Abubakar-Sadiq, the command’s spokesman, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Katsina on Friday.

NAN recalls that five female students of FUDMA were abducted by suspected bandits on Oct. 3, 2023, when the gunmen invaded their rented apartment around 2 a.m., located behind Mariamoh Ajiri Memorial School, Dutsin-ma.

The police had at that time announced the arrest of a man suspected to be an informant to the terrorists.

Also, the police confirmed on November 22 that one out of the five abducted students had regained freedom after about 50 days in captivity.

The girl was released from the kidnappers’ den and taken to Kuncin Kalgo, Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara, from where she was brought back to Katsina.

According to Abubakar-Sadiq, the command is doing everything possible and using available resources to ensure their rescue.

“We are making an effort in collaboration with the school management, relevant stakeholders, and sister security agencies,” he said.

On Thursday, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Armya’u Bichi, told newsmen that no ransom was paid to secure the release of the freed kidnapped student.

He clarified at a news briefing held at the take-off campus of the university, ahead of the 7th and 8th combined convocation ceremonies of the institution.

He said that he was communicating regularly on the phone with the remaining four students as efforts were in top gear to rescue them.

Bichi said he recently held a meeting with the National Security Adviser (NSA), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, who assured him that more security personnel would be deployed to the permanent site of the university. (NAN)