By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a final year student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso identified as Opadele Rachael Abiola.
According to a statement by the LAUTECH Students Union Government (SUG) on Sunday, jointly signed by its President, Anuoluwa Adeboye, Ibrahim Okiki Opaleke, General Secretary and Gabriel Michael Public Relations Officer, the final year student of Fine and Applied Arts was abducted in the early hours of July 30, 2022 in a hotel at Aaba, a community close to LAUTECH.
” It saddens our heart that Opadele Rachael Abiola, a final year student of Fine and Applied Arts with Matric Number: 170886 reported to have been abducted in the early hours of July 29th, 2022 in a hotel at Aaba, a community close to LAUTECH”, it said .
They added, ” Racheal was said to be working at the hotel due to the ASUU strike that has kept all Nigerian students outside the school. For the past few weeks, we have been experiencing several robberies and other hideous acts. Now, one of us is kidnapped. Who knows who is next?
” Oyo State Government and Our University Management, please help us beef up the security around the University Community. We can tell you that the security and safety of LAUTECH Community are in great jeopardy. Now is the time to act before it’s too late. We
can no longer walk or move freely, sleep conveniently, travel, or do anything without fear of being abducted or kidnapped, robbed, raped, or maimed within or outside our University Community”.
The students stressed, ” this is a cry of bereavement from over 35,000 students of Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, Ogbomoso to the Federal Government Presidency, Oyo State Government, All Security Operatives in Nigeria and Oyo State, The Obas, and the Management of LAUTECH over the abduction of Rachael by unknown gunmen known as bandits in our dear country, Nigeria, to help free and save Rachael.’
” The Federal Government has failed us in our education system as well as our security is no more guaranteed. It is obvious now that ruthless kidnapping and abduction is assuming not only endemic shape but also becoming a burgeoning lucrative and money-spinning venture with many invisible profiteers”.