Abducted CUSTECH Students: Senator Natasha Seeks Enhanced Security in Kogi State

May 10, 2024 - 19:41
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Abducted CUSTECH Students: Senator Natasha Seeks Enhanced Security in Kogi State

By Chinedu Echianu

 Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, representing Kogi Central senatorial district, has strongly condemned the recent attack on the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara, in which several students were abducted by gunmen.

 She equally called for an improved security, describing the attack as "unfortunate and unacceptable," adding that innocent students should not be subjected to such a heinous act. Senator Akpoti-Uduaghan in a statement Friday, stressed that learning environments must be protected from such attacks and urged security agencies to ensure the safe release of the students and bring the perpetrators to justice.

She offered her support and assistance to ensure the students' safe return and emphasised the need for measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.

According to information released by the university, the attack occurred at approximately 8:23 pm on Thursday, May 9th, when gunmen attacked the university, located in Adavi local government area of Kogi state, and abducted an unspecified number of students who were studying for their first-semester examinations.

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