Three students of the newly established Kogi State University of Science and Technology, Itakpe, have been abducted.
Those kidnapped in the early hours of Monday included a female student identified as Jumai and a lecturer.
According to an account, the students and the lecturer were kidnapped while returning from a vigil at the Living Faith Church in nearby Osara.
The kidnappers, said to be carrying assorted weapons including Ak-47 rifles, were said to have abducted the victims along the Abuja-Lokoja- Okene highway, which traverses the towns.
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They were said to have been on their way back to their school before they were dragged into the forests.
Kogi State University of Science and Technology, Itakpe, was established in 2020 and the students kidnapped are among the pioneer set.
A community leader in the area, who confirmed the incident, described the highway as dangerous to ply for motorists.
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The community leader, who spoke under the condition of anonymity added that the road is particularly dangerous for those on night journeys.
“This year alone, not less than 12 cases of robbery and kidnapping have been recorded in the area and communities around the highway are daily living in fear,” he stated.
He called on the government, the police and other security agencies in the state to do more to arrest the security situation.