Three female students of the Obong University in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Aka Ibom State have been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen. They were abducted in the early hours of Friday from their hostel.
Spokesperson of the Nigerian Police Force in Akwa Ibom State, Odiko MacDon, has confirmed the incident.
According to PREMIUM Times, the deputy superintendent of police, said one of the abducted students was however rescued immediately by the police.
He added that the rescued student has gunshot wound on her shoulder and has been taken to the hospital for treatment. “Police is on the trail of the abductors,” the police spokesperson said.
It was gathered that following the incident, angry students in the university embarked on a peaceful march within the campus in the morning to protest the abduction of their colleagues.
The students were addressed by the Vice Chancellor, Udoudo Ekanemesang, who appealed to them to remain calm while the incident was being investigated by the Police.
The 18-year-old Obong University is one of the two private universities in Akwa Ibom State.
Etim Ekpo, where the university is located, is among the four local government areas mostly affected by cult-related killings and violence in the state.