Police in Akwa Ibom State are currently hunting for abductors of three female students of Obong University, Obong Ntak, Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of the State.
The incident which took place at about 2am on Friday, May 31, was said to involve about eight bandits who stormed the female hostel of that university, abducting three girls and disappearing without trace with the girls.
The Police Public Relations Officer of Akwa Ibom State Police Command, DSP Macdon Odiko, said the police rescued one of the female students who sustained injury during the raid.
According to Odiko: “One person was injured and she is the person rescued by the police. She is at present undergoing treatment in a hospital in the state.
The incident occurred about 2am on Friday within the female hostel.
The hoodlums were about eight in number and the university security men were not armed.
And they came in from the bush as there is no perimeter fence around the school premises.”
No arrests have been made in respect of the abduction, according to the police spokesperson. But he promised that the command was doing everything possible to rescue the girls unhurt.
However, the students on Friday morning embarked on a peaceful protest over the abduction of their colleagues.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Udoudo Ekanemesang, urged the students to remain calm.
Ekanemesang also assured that the school authorities would ensure the students were rescued as soon as possible.
NAN reports that Etim Ekpo is one of the local government areas having security challenges often linked to activities of militants and cultists in the past one year in the state.