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Police refute rumoured kidnap of students of Plateau University

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Police in Plateau on Tuesday, refuted rumours doing the rounds that three female students of Plateau State University, Bokkos, were kidnapped by bandits on Monday.

Police spokesman in the state, ASP Gabriel Ubah, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that while it was true that bandits attacked the students’ village in Mbar community, in Bokkos, no student was kidnapped.

“Some students lost their phones to the assailants, while a male student was shot, treated in a hospital and discharged,’’ Ubah said.

He added that investigation was ongoing to track the assailants so as to bring them to justice.

Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Yohana Izam, also refuted claims that assailants kidnapped three students from the institution.

He equally confirmed the discharge from the hospital of the male student who sustained gunshot injuries.

“We are taken aback by the attack on the students’ community, but we are equally happy that our students are intact.

“We are still investigating the incident, which we condemn in totality,’’ he said.

Izam appealed to the students to be calm as security operatives were investigating the attack.

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