Gunmen who have taken four female students from Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) hostage have demanded a substantial N80 million ransom for their release.
As previously reported by Peoples Gazette, the abducted students include Rahila Hanya (SLT), Josephine Gershon (computer science), Rosemary Samuel (business administration), and Goodness Samuel (geography).
The kidnapping occurred on Monday evening around 10:30 p.m., when the students were taken from their off-campus residence in the Angwan Kare area of Keffi town.
Nasarawa police have confirmed the abduction and have initiated a manhunt for the kidnappers.
Senator Julius James, an official of the university’s student union, has also acknowledged the incident, expressing hopes for the students’ prompt release. He stated, “The security agencies are working tirelessly to secure the freedom of these students. We pray for their safe release.”
However, according to a source within the institution cited by Leadership Newspaper, the kidnappers have demanded a ransom payment in exchange for the release of their captives.
Peoples Gazette has reached out to the police for comment regarding the ongoing ransom discussions with the abductors.