Four NYSC prospective corp members (PCM) kidnapped in Katsina
Four NYSC prosepective corp members (PCM) kidnapped in Katsina State when travelling to Zamfara state for the Batch A NYSC orientation camp, was kidnapped around Funtua in Katsina State.
According to details, the individuals, three guys and a lady, and some other graduates from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic had paid for charted bus from Owo, Ondo State to the Zamfara State orientation camp ground were they were assigned to.
Nevertheless, as their bus driver drove through Funtua in Katsina state, armed fellow suspected to be kidnappers, obstructed the road and pounced on their bus. While the driver and some other students ran, Four of the students were kidnapped and have been taken to an undisclosed place.
“The graduated students chartered a bus from Owo to Zamfara State where they were posted for NYSC. The bus was to take them directly to the camp. Their families last heard from them around 4pm on Monday when they got to Zaria only for Tolu to call Tuesday morning that kidnappers attacked them and took four persons. No ransom has been demanded yet but the kidnappers have contacted some of the parents but because they were speaking Hausa, there wasn’t much communication.
“We are appealing to security agencies to rescue these children safely and the government has to direct NYSC to reconsider posting prospective corps members to areas their lives will be endangered” a source said.
Verifying the incident, the spokesman of the Nigeria Poliuce Force, DCP Frank Mba, disclosed that;
“It is true. Four of them were kidnapped around 11:30pm. The command has launched a manhunt for their captors in order to ensure their safe rescue. The command is making progress in its investigation and operation.”
The Batch A NYSC orientation camp started for PCM on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020.