Pandemonium As Gunmen Abduct Several Students In Delta State

Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have kidnapped an unspecified number of students travelling along the East-West road in Ughelli, Delta State, Africa Today News, New York has gathered. 

The driver of the vehicle escaped unhurt.

According to the spokesman of the Delta State Police Command Edafe Bright, the occupants of the vehicle may have been students who were returning from their school in Calabar Cross River State last night before they were abducted from the minibus they were travelling in

He says no ransom has been demanded yet. However, the police have already swung into action in search of the abductors and their victims.

“The Command is aware of this ugly incident, and we are doing all it takes to ensure that they are rescued unhurt,” he tweeted on his X handle.

This abduction is coming as some students of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) were abducted in Cross River.

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The three students, according to a source from the school, are Ojang Precious Ebejin, a 200-level student of the Department of Medicine and Surgery; Ugwu Chukwuemeka, a 300-level student of the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology; and Damilola Dickson, a final year student of the same department.

In another report, the Senator representing Bayelsa West in the National Assembly, Senator Seriake Dickson has alleged that the masterminds of the oil theft on Niger Delta soil are bigwigs who stay in Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The former Governor of Bayelsa was a guest on Inside Sources with Laolu Akande, a socio-political programme which was aired on Channels Television on Friday which was monitored by Africa Today News, New York.

Dickson, a two-term governor of Bayelsa State in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria, said the official system and oil companies are beneficiaries of oil theft in the Niger Delta and lamented the absence of national values which makes people to use the nation’s resources for personal aggrandizement.

Africa Today News, New York

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