Abducted UNILORIN student escapes from kidnappers


A 100-level student of the University of Ilorin female abducted around the school premises has regained freedom.

Moyosore Bright of the Zoology Department at the University of Ilorin was kidnapped around 2 p.m. on Friday but regained consciousness in a bush several kilometres away from the Ilorin metropolis at 7 p.m. the same day.

It was learned that the girl had boarded a minibus, colloquially known as “korope,” at the school terminus on the main campus with other students with the intention of travelling to her accommodation in the Tanke region, which is relatively close to the institution.

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the state command of the Nigeria Police Force, Toun Ejire-Adeyemi, on Sunday, said that the female student had to find her way back to Ilorin metropolis when she regained consciousness in the bush.

The police spokesperson, who said that there was no mark of violence on the kidnap victim, added that her mobile handset was intact but some items were stolen from her; namely, a gold chain, ATM Cards and a sum of N3,000.

“Investigation is ongoing to track down the culprits who perpetrated this act.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Victor Olaiya reassures the public that the command will remain steadfast towards fighting all forms of crimes and criminalities while providing a secure environment for the good people of Kwara,” the statement added.