Kidnapping: Gunmen storm Plateau university, invade female hostel
Plateau State University (PLASU) says its security operatives repelled an attack on the campus by bandits on Tuesday night.
The school authority said the gunmen invaded the female hostel of the institution in Bokkos between Tuesday night and Wednesday, but there was no abduction.
The spokesman for the school, John Agams, confirmed the incident.
Mr Agams disclosed that the attackers stormed the university to kidnap students, but the local security men in the university repelled them.
”It is true that gunmen attempted to kidnap some of our students, but the attempt was repelled by our local security men. In the process, one student was injured, but no student was abducted,” the official stated.
He added, ”The vice-chancellor, Prof Benard Matur, is currently at the school premises and appealing to students to be peaceful.”
However, the police command in Plateau has not commented on the attack.
We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.
More from Peoples Gazette
Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku
“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”
Crisis rocks Nasarawa Assembly, reelected speaker insists due process followed
The speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Abdullahi, says his reelection followed due process and constitutional provisions.
Lagos belongs to Yorubas; lawmakers will pass new property, business ownership laws favouring only indigenes: Speaker Obasa
“There would be laws…in the areas of economy and commerce, property and titles, and we will reverse all that are reversible to protect the interest of the indigenes.”
World Bank warns global economy in ‘precarious position’
According to a new report from the World Bank, high interest rates and the Russian war in Ukraine continue to slow global economic growth significantly.
Sudan War: JAMB to place evacuated students in Nigerian universities
JAMB has rolled out modalities for the absorption of returnee students from war-torn countries into Nigerian universities.
West Ham win Europa Conference League
Said Benrahma, however, broke the deadlock, firing the Hammers ahead in the 62nd minute from the penalty spot.
Kakhovka Dam: UN distributes 12,000 bottles of water to children
“They are also delivering hygiene supplies and other basic items to people in Mykolaiv and Odesa who have been evacuated and sought shelter in those two towns.