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Tension in Unizik over kidnap of female student


By Our correspondent

Concern and apprehension have gripped the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, following the disappearance of Francisca Chioma, a student in the Department of Science Education.

Chioma, reportedly en route to a burial ceremony in a village outside Awka, Anambra State, on Friday, has not been heard from since.

According to a close friend and schoolmate who preferred anonymity, Chioma’s whereabouts have remained a mystery since Friday.

There are growing fears that she may have been abducted, particularly along the Omasiuno area in Anambra State.

Attempts to reach her via phone have proven futile, with her line continually unresponsive.


The Chief Security Officer of the institution, Ken Chukwurah, confirmed the incident.

Chukwurah stated, “Yes it is true. DSS has been fully in the picture since yesterday. We are working with them. We got information that one of our students was on her way to attend a funeral ceremony in a village outside Awka when the incident happened and since then she has not been found.”

He emphasized that the incident did not transpire within the school premises but during Chioma’s journey to the funeral.

Chukwurah revealed that relevant security agencies have been alerted, and the kidnappers have made contact with the family.

However, it remains unclear if any ransom demands have been made.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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