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Gunmen Abduct Students Travelling in Delta State

Gun men crisis in Delta State

by Motoni Olodun

Gunmen have kidnapped a group of students who were travelling in Delta State, Nigeria. The incident occurred along the Benin-Warri highway, stirring concerns over the safety of road travelers in the region.

The students, whose exact number is yet to be confirmed, were reportedly ambushed by the armed assailants while on their journey. Witnesses recounted a harrowing scene as the gunmen forcefully abducted the students, leaving other travelers in a state of shock and fear.

Local authorities have initiated a search and rescue operation to locate the abducted students and bring them back safely to their families. However, the identity and motive of the kidnappers remain unknown at this time.

Incidents of abduction for ransom have been a recurring challenge in various parts of Nigeria, particularly in the southern region. Despite efforts by security forces to curb these criminal activities, such incidents continue to pose a threat to the safety and security of civilians.

The latest abduction in Delta State underscores the urgent need for enhanced security measures along major highways and transportation routes. It also highlights the vulnerability of students and travelers to such acts of violence.

Concerned citizens and advocacy groups have called for swift action to address the root causes of insecurity and to ensure the protection of lives and property across the country. The government faces mounting pressure to implement effective strategies to combat kidnapping and other forms of criminality.

As the search for the abducted students intensifies, communities remain on edge, hoping for their safe return. The incident serves as a sobering reminder of the ongoing security challenges facing Nigeria and the urgent need for concerted efforts to address them.


Source: Tribune Online

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