Two Kidnapped Kogi Varsity College students Killed, NGO Condemns Motion • Channels Tv


Two college students kidnapped from the Confluence College of Science and Know-how, Osara in Kogi State have been killed by their abductors regardless of ongoing negotiations with the dad and mom of the scholars.

Confirming the loss of life of the 2 college students within the fingers of the abductors, the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, Bethrand Onuoha, described the killing as very unlucky.

The Police Commissioner said this whereas talking with Channels Tv’s correspondent on the phone on Sunday, saying that the safety operatives have been on the path of the abductors to carry them to ebook.

The abductors on Thursday, Might 9, 2024, invaded the college round 9 pm and kidnapped some college students of the establishment who have been within the classroom making ready for his or her forthcoming examination.

About 21 college students have been later rescued whereas some remained within the custody of the abductors.

Faculty Mourns

The college has declared a three-day mourning over the incident. The registrar of the college Olufunke Hudson in an announcement mentioned, “It’s with deep ache that the Administration of the Confluence College of Science and Know-how (CUSTECH), Osara hereby declares three days of mourning over the loss of life of two of our college students who have been kidnapped on Thursday, ninth Might and killed on Saturday, twenty fifth Might, 2024.

“All actions within the college are to be held low-key from Monday, twenty seventh to Wednesday, twenty ninth Might 2024 in reminiscence of our departed college students.

“The Administration shares within the pains of the dad and mom, household, and colleagues of our dearly beloved deceased college students, and we use this medium to condole with them,” she mentioned.

READ ALSO: Six Extra Kidnapped Varsity College students Rescued, Says Kogi Govt

NGO Condemns Killing 

In the meantime, a non-governmental organisation, Schooling For All (E4A), has condemned the killing of the 2 college students.

The NGO in an announcement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Nasir Ibrahim, and made out there to newsmen in Lokoja, said that the abductors supposed to scare younger individuals away from going to highschool.

“It’s unhappy that the criminals killed two of the scholars who weren’t among the many 21 rescued via the operation coordinated by the Kogi State Authorities, although the circumstances of their kidnap and being traced to a forest in Kwara State by safety businesses are but to be ascertained. That is unhappy, callous and a name for collective motion in opposition to attackers of instructional establishments.

“We’re conscious that folks of the scholars have been negotiating with the abductors which slowed down the offensive on the abductors by safety businesses in order to not endanger the lives of the captives. We have been optimistic that they’d be launched on the finish of the negotiations.

“Info reaching us reveals that the scholars allegedly killed have been James Michael Anajuwe, a 100-level Info Know-how scholar and Musa Hussein, a 100 stage Software program Engineering scholar of the College. They have been allegedly killed on the kidnappers’ hideout in Kwara State.

“We’re damaged and shattered that regardless of the efforts of the dad and mom, NGOs and the State Authorities, we nonetheless misplaced these promising college students. We name on the Kogi State Authorities to work with its Kwara State counterpart to take decisive motion in opposition to the perpetrators who’re mentioned to be hiding in a forest in Kwara, very near Kogi and Ekiti States.

The NGO commiserated with the households of the misplaced youngsters, urging the Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA) and the Federal Ministry of Schooling to reinvigorate efforts on the Secure Faculty Initiative.

“The painful lack of the 2 college students ought to provoke the workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser to work with the Federal Ministry of Schooling to make sure the security of our faculties throughout the nation.

“It’s unacceptable to lose youngsters whose solely offence was embracing schooling. Our nation should rise to the event to arrest the rising insecurity throughout the nation”, the assertion mentioned.

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