The abduction of a student of Arthur James Varsity University ,Akpabuyo located near Calabar has been confirmed by the Police Command in Cross River .The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident in an interview.
It was gathered that the students were returning to their hostels from where they had gone to read when gunmen accosted them at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
One of the students was seized by the gunmen, others who ran for their lives sustained various injuries.
Ugbo said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Aminu Alhassan, has drafted the Anti-kidnapping and the Dragon Units of the police to forestall breakdown of law and order and to effect the release of the kidnapped student adding that the police have commenced an investigation into the incident.
Meanwhile the Acting Registrar of the university, Mrs Ngozi Ughas, said in a statement that the school management was on top of the incident.“All students,staff and parents are please requested to remain calm and go about their normal duties.” she said.