Some suspected hardened gunmen have kidnapped three persons at the National Institute of Construction Technology in Uromi, Edo State.
Among those kidnapped are two students of the institution and staff identified as Miss Uzo of the Environmental Studies department.
The heavy gunmen who stormed the institution in a commando-style around 3 pm on Wednesday had first shot sporadically into the air before gaining access into the school’s main campus along Amedokhian Road Uromi, Edo state.
The gunmen immediately abducted the three persons to an unknown destination.
The situation forced the staff and students of the institution to run for safety.
Some students told Standard Gazette that “we are currently writing our second-semester exam, and the two kidnapped students wrote the examination on Wednesday, and they have more to write on Thursday. Our colleagues just came out of the examination hall when they were just kidnapped inside the campus”.
In a telephone interview, a former Speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Hon. Friday Itulah said, “The institution is known for excellence and wondered what made the kidnappers storm the school. I wish to call on the police and other security agents to improve on the security architecture of Esan land “.
Hon. Itulah, a former member of the Federal House of Representatives from Esan North East/South East Federal constituency, urged the people of the locality to always be vigilant.
The Edo State Police Public Relations Officer SP Kontongs said the police would wade into the incident.