Kogi Varsity Students Kidnapped by Bandits

Source: PUNCH Newspaper

Introduction: Bandits raided Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, Okene, in Kogi State, abducting students who were studying for their first-semester examination scheduled for Monday, May 13.

Key Highlights:

  • The attack occurred on the 9th of March around 9 p.m. when the bandits, entering through the bush, fired shots into three lecture halls, causing panic among students.
  • Security personnel intervened, limiting the bandits’ access and mitigating further harm, but some students were still abducted.
  • Students hid in the bush for over an hour before emerging cautiously.

Lessons for Parents: Parents should ensure their children are aware of safety measures on campus, including emergency procedures, and encourage them to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

Lessons for Educators: Educators should review safety protocols with students regularly, especially during exam periods when students may be studying late, and maintain open communication with authorities regarding security concerns.

Conclusion: The incident at Confluence University highlights the ongoing security challenges faced by educational institutions. While efforts were made to contain the situation, it underscores the need for continuous vigilance and collaborative efforts among stakeholders to ensure the safety and security of students and staff.

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Source of image: PUNCH Newspaper

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