There was serious tension in the Delta State University (DELSU) as yet to identified gunmen invaded the institution killing a student of the Department of Medical Biochemistry, Abraka, Stephen Odje, and kidnapping two others.
It was gathered that the student identified as Young Odje was killed at Oria, a community near Abraka, the university community. Also, the two abducted students were identified as Mr Divine Omajuwa and Miss Hamza Hussiena Jennifer of the departments of Geology and Pharmacology.
“What I heard was that they were going to school when they were held at Eku by the gunmen. There were three people in the vehicle, the one that was killed is a cousin to the owner of the car while the lady is his (deceased) girlfriend,” a student narrated.
Meanwhile, the university management, while confirming the incident, condemned the killing and the abduction.
In a statement signed by the Dean, Students’ Affairs, Professor Chukwujindu Iwegbue, the management, with the family of the deceased, called on the relevant security agencies to fish out the assailants and ensure the safe rescue of the abducted victims.
Similarly, the Student Union Government, DELSU, Abraka, has expressed sadness over the killing and abduction.
In a statement signed by the President, Comrade Mukolo Ogelenya Solomon, the students also issued a 24-hour ultimatum to police and other security agents to rescue the abducted students or brace for students unrest in the state.
“It is also painful to the entire student body that when such incidents occur, law enforcement agencies within and around the state have not done enough to bring the perpetrators to book.
“The incident may lead to a breakdown of law and order within Abraka and its environs and the entire state in general if urgent steps are not taken to effect the immediate and unconditional release of the kidnapped victims,” they warned.