The Vice Chancellor of Abia State University, Uturu, Professor Maxwell Ogbulu says the University management is working tirelessly with security Agencies, Abia and Imo State governments to secure the release of one ABSU student abducted alongside other passengers last Tuesday along Okigwe-Uturu Road, by yet to be identified hoodlums.
The Vice Chancellor who disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the development in Umuahia said immediately the institution’s management got the report, security operatives were alerted and swung into action to ensure the safe return of the student adding that other ABSU students around the scene escaped unhurt while one student was taken into captivity by the hoodlums.
Prof Ogbulu urged parents/gaurdians with children/wards in the instition not to panic but remain calm as the security of lives of ABSU students remains paramount to the university management and revealed that extra security measures have been put in place to ensure adequate protection of lives and property in and around the university.
As part of measures to avert a reoccurrence of the ugly incident, the Vice Chancellor announced that the university management has adjusted lecture periods to hold from 9am to 4pm to enable students go back to their places of abode on time and advised students to always strive to observe security tips and avoid traveling at odd hours. He disclosed that the adjusted timetable will be implemented strictly.
Professor Ogbulu reassuered of the university management’s tireless collaboration with the state government and security agencies to ensure the safe return of the only ABSU student still with the abductors.