Another 300level student of the University of Jos, Plateau State has been kidnapped by gunmen at her residence in the state.
Helen an undergraduate studying Zoology at the institution was whisked away at around 8:30pm at the staff quarters of the Federal College of Land Resources Technology in the state on Tuesday night.
This barbaric act occurred right at the presence of her mother as the gunmen broke into their apartment in the night.
According to an eyewitness who claimed anonymity said the gunmen broke forcefully into the apartment of Helen’s parent who is also an administrative staff of the college.
The mother of the victim was beaten with a big plank according to the eyewitness reported. The eyewitness said the student and other members of her family, including her mother were about going to bed when the gunmen stormed their house at the staff quarters, located at Kuru community, Jos South Local Government Area around 8:30 pm.
The eyewitness said, “We were in our house around 8:30 pm when a voice from outside asked us to open the door. Five of us were in the house including my mother and my sister (Helen) a 300level student.
“My mother demanded to know who was at the door but the voice insisted that we must open the door. They started shooting and before we knew it, they entered our house after using a heavy stone to forcefully open the door”.
“They collected our cell phones and threatened to kill all of us if we make any move.
“They asked my mother who my sister is to her and she (mother) said she is her daughter. The gunmen then said they would go with her. They also left a message that they won’t release Helen until a ransom is paid.”
In another development, another source at the command headquarters in Jos said police and other security agents had visited the staff quarters and had commenced an investigation into the incident.
A spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, Ubah Ogaba, could not be reached as at the time of filling in this report.